Burda 6915 jeans
Well, it turns out that if you actually use the correct size for your hip measurement, you get a pair of pants that looks like the ones on the pattern envelope. Behold my pant holy grail, a pair of stretch cigarette pants with pockets and a front fly:
|Burda (Plus) 6951 - "slim fitting pants"|
As a refresher, here's the back view on my original wearable muslin:
|Burda 6951 (wearable muslin)|
|Burda 6951 - back view|
- I went down a size (from a Burda 54 to a Burda 52). The Burda 52 matches my 50" hip measurement, but I was originally scared off from this size because the finished garment measurements included negative ease. (This is a pattern designed for stretch wovens.) Clearly, these run true to size because the 52 is pretty much perfect for me, I think.
- I added a 1" horizontal wedge at CB on the lengthen-shorten line, tapering to nothing at the side seam. This alteration gives me a bit more vertical length over my rather sizable booty.
- I took in the legs very slightly--1/4" at both the inseam and outseam, tapering to nothing at the low hip.
Fabric and Notions Used
I used the following fabric and notions for this version:
- "Multi-Green Abstract Stretch Cotton Woven" from Mood.
- YKK zipper (purchased locally from Pacific Fabrics).
- Jeans button from Castbullet.
|Burda 6951 "guts"|
Construction NotesI constructed these pants as if I were constructing a pair of jeans, minus the flat-felled seams and contrast top-stitching. (I simply used black thread for all top-stitching. I finished all of my seam allowances on my serger and top-stitched the ones that normally would be flat-felled.
For Next Time
After wearing these a bit, I could use just a touch more vertical room at the CB seam, so I will probably increase the size of the wedge that I added there by about 1/2". Upon looking through my pictures, it looks like I (not surprisingly) could use a bit of a large calf adjustment, as well--although I'll be conservative with that because I do want these to fit closely through the legs.
For what it's worth, I'll likely be wearing these rolled up "boyfriend style" when the weather is warm, so here's what they look like when styled like that:
|Burda 6951 - boyfriend-style|