24.8.16

Metallic Linen Joggers

Sewing is my relaxation at the moment, so I have been sticking to relatively quick and easy projects.

I bought this interesting fabric from Oddz and Endz in Noosa, before they closed.  I was told that it was linen, though it must be a linen blend because one side of the fabric is shiny.  It certainly creases like linen though!  Initially I had Vogue 1323 earmarked for this fabric, but when I had a recent binge on Burda sale patterns, I picked up Burda 6938.  Burda pants are generally a better draft for me, and this one had a lower waistline, which I prefer, so I went with the Burda.  I did like some of the features of the Vogue pattern, so I cherrypicked the features I wanted and added them to the Burda pattern.





I made the following changes to the Burda pattern;

I changed the pocket opening.  The pattern originally called for in-seam pockets, but I wanted to make a bit more of a feature of them.


I added a single back jetted pocket.  These are only elastic-waisted pants, but the fit at the back looks pretty good.  The only fitting change I made was to reduce both the front and back crotch extensions, which is a pretty typical alteration for me.  I didn't make a muslin first.  I just sort of guessed how much to shorted the extensions.


I added elasticated cuffs.  My cuffs are 4 cm wide, to suit the elastic I used.  Initially I removed 4 cm in length from the pattern, before adding the cuff, but this wasn't enough.  In the end, I removed 9 cm in length before adding the cuff.  I am about the height that Burda patterns are drafted for (168 cm), but I have a long body / short legs, so maybe this is why I had to remove extra.


I put elastic in all 3 rows of the waistband casing, not just the outer two.




Being pear-shaped, it may not be the best idea to put something light and shiny on my bottom half. This seemed  more obvious when I looked back at the photos than it did in the planning phase, but I have already worn these out several times and plan to keep on doing so!

10 comments:

  1. I love these - very 'fashion blogger'. They look great in the metallic linen too.

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  2. From these photos I can't even tell that you're pear shape - you look well proportioned in this, so enjoy it! :-)

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  3. From these photos I can't even tell that you're pear shape - you look well proportioned in this, so enjoy it! :-)

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  4. From these photos I can't even tell that you're pear shape - you look well proportioned in this, so enjoy it! :-)

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  5. You are not so pear shaped that you cant wear light and shiny. Love your pants, especially the pocket alteration and the addition of the jetted pocket add class.

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  6. I LOVE these pants! I now feel an uncontrollable urge to find metallic fabric to make something similar :)

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  7. I LOVE these pants! I now feel an uncontrollable urge to find metallic fabric to make something similar :)

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  8. Metallic is right on the money right now. I love a good slouchy pant and made up in this linen makes it that bit dressier. Love them.

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  9. These look so cool on you. I love the look of mixing dressy fabrics with casual patterns.

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