Okay, confessions time.
So last year, trousers came back. After what seems like a decade of the dress, trousers were featuring in the fashion mags again, and I wanted some of the action. I dallied with Vogue 8657, but really, elastic-waisted pants are best left for jammies. I ummed and I ahhed and then I saw Jorth's pants. I wanted Jorth's pants. It was too late for me to get that copy of Burda. I scoured the pattern books looking for something similar. I hung about the Burda box at the library, hoping that someone would return this edition. Then one night, I sat down to draft my own version. I was just putting pencil to paper, when I paused, thought how ridiculous, I do not have time for drafting, it is nearly the end of the year and I have about a gazillion things to do before kids break up from school. So I went and bought trousers. I, who never buy clothing, went a bought a black pair of pants. They did cost me a small fortune (which I think is why Jorth sewed hers in the first place). They do look good and I do wear them.
This month, the Burda mag finally showed up at the library (I could have reserved it, but I did not want to put that sort of pressure on someone who might actually be using it, or thinking about using it, or hoping to get a moment to trace off patterns before the due date....like I am hoping to trace off patterns from another edition I have that is waaay over due.)
I made up Burda 6/2010 #105 using fabric from my stash. I can't remember the composition of the fabric, though I suspect it is a blend. It is more robust than I expected. I was expecting it to fray badly, but it didn't. It is a little springy, but presses well. The colour matches more of my tops than I anticipated.
In these photos, I have already been wearing them for several hours and they have bagged out a bit. This is my first time sewing Burda trousers. My hip size is 42, but after comparing the pattern with others I use, I went with a 40.
Here I am, reading the camera manual, trying to work out setting in my new photo location. I may be deceiving myself, but I think the pants look less clown-like in real life. Though, I don't think I'll make another pair in this style. There's probably a good reason why pegged trousers all but disappeared for a while.