Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Burda 7738.

They are supposedly low rise but does that look low to you??? They are also both fitted and flared, which gives them a distinct retro feel.



From Jackie, jeans guru of the Auckland branch of the Australian sewing guild, I heard about this pattern. This is my first version, aka wearable muslin, in cord. I love love love it.

But I totally stuffed up the back. I am almost too embarrassed to show you the enormous back wedgie. However, in the interests of sewing honesty I am braving my backside.



It's not all bad news though- I got rid of the back baggies by following the method suggested to me by Carol, who runs the ASG. You cut and collapse a wedge out at the bottom of the crotch. I'll show you the pattern piece when I've sorted out the other problems in my next version of these.

It's Me- Made - May and call me perverse, but I've been out shopping and buying lots of new clothes. For me it's way more of a challenge to stop wearing the things I make and go out and buy myself some basics.

I need to shop for clothes though, it's no good me having 'sewing shoulds' - I have to face the facts that with a life regimented by family demands, my sewing time must remain unfettered.

It has been a great thrill to see everyone else's MMM efforts, and to see all the mini wardrobes unfolding - thank you all for sharing. It just goes to show though, what's one person's challenge is another person's TORTURE.

Fabric: wide wale cord from Smart Dress $25, zipper +thread = $6 = $31

24 comments:

  1. I actually bought this pattern at the op shop recently for 20c! I wish I could come to terms with wide legs. I keep making them and they sit in my wardrobe unworn season after season ... I need to get a good pants pattern.

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  2. They look brilliant! I was just thinking today that I should get down to Bernina and pick up that pattern before the fiscal deprivation of mortage-hood sets in ;-)
    I love the width of the flare...definitely a must-make. The wedgie'll soon dissapear with the stretch of the cord, won't it?

    J

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  3. Overall, they look pretty good. I wouldn't have noticed the wedge if you hadn't pointed it out.
    I also hate to go shopping. It seems like hard work trying things on, trying to figure out what will fit, dragging kids around with me, etc. But, I also don't realistically have the time to sew everything I need. I ended buying things online and it is pretty hit-and-miss.

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  4. Hey, you know how we've laughed about your some-times resemblence to Thelma from Scooby Doo? Do you know what I thought when I saw those pants?

    Shaggy!!!!

    (which isn't to say they're not great, they are)

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  5. Ooooh, I love cord too, and that is a GORGEOUS colour! I don't think the back-wedge is too bad, like Karin I wouldn't have notices if you hadn't pointed it out.
    I've been buying heaps of clothes lately too! I did give some thought to Me-Made-May but I have a new job starting soon and needed to buy some stuff so I'm not feeling toooooo guilty, but still, its a weird feeling to buy ready-made clothes in shops, isn't it! And doesn't everything seem dreadfully expensive!!

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  6. Smashing colour!!! I would not have noticed the wedgie if you didn't mention it...I was too busy admiring the fit below the butt. Great accessorising with the belt. Muslin, my #$%%, I would wear them everywhere.

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  7. Love these! I also didn't see the wedgie. I was too busy admiring the lack of wrinkles/lines in the legs.

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  8. What a great colour! I love flared legs, I have never been a skinny pants kind of person. These trousers have a little bit of a retro feel to them, don't they? I love that!

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  9. Oh my gosh, I must have this pattern!! Those are adorable!!! Nice work.

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  10. OK seriously, I just ordered this pattern. You are a terrible enabler. Thanks!

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  11. Love these pants, the color is gorgeous, too bad about the back! I think you're very sensible not to listen to "I should sew all this". There is RTW, after all, and we should enjoy our sewing, right?

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  12. Those are some serious cute (minus the "back wedgie"). Interesting abour the "low" rise... maybe they're made for a giant? Still, highly cute. Love that color too.

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  13. I like that retro shape! And I love that teal cord - I think I need to branch out from my denim and khaki basics.

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  14. These are really flattering, Marynanna. Definitely potential for a TNT pants pattern. Maybe they are "low-rise" compared to highwaisted pants?

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  15. Love the pants - it looks really retro-cute in the cord.
    I like the idea of buying some clothes basics - but why is it so difficult to find decent quality clothes in the colours I like to wear?

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  16. Terrific colour and shape. Please show the anti wedgie technique. I could definitely use that.
    Do you have to alter RTW? I would be happier to buy RTW if I didn't have to spend precious sewing time unpicking and doing bodgy re-sewing.

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  17. Great colour! I do hope you plan on WEARING these? Anything that great deserves to be worn, not consigned to the learning-experience pile.

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  18. They're great. Can you scoop the back crotch a bit more to make them comfortable? Hope you find a way because they're too wonderful not to wear.

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  19. Wow- these look terrific. What a great fit- no weird crotch lines or under-butt wrinkles anywhere. Fantastic!

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  20. You are such a brave sewist to show us your wedgie!! I so enjoy your posts! Keep up the good work!

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  21. I can't believe anyone would say Shaggy off 'Scooby Doo'. I was thinking more Lord of the Rings, you know that elvish princess. The colour is lovely, the line is lovely and they look great with that belt and top.

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  22. what can I add- I really love those pants. They look great. I shall wear my coat often in mAy to celebrate made by me.

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  23. I love these pants! And the color is fantastic! I think you will have no trouble at all fixing the wedgie if you make another pair. Great work!!!

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  24. Sorry for the late comment.
    I’ve bought this pattern and it’s arrived just yesterday. I was looking for someone else’s trousers made from this pattern and I’ve found you.
    thank you for sharing your review and info

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