March 22, 2013 by Janna Roznos
My quest to make one garment from each Burda Style magazine for the year of 2013 continues. For March, I sewed these trousers:
I chose a size 42, since that is what corresponds to my hip size and did no other alterations.
I used a denim fabric that I had in my stash, which I had purchased at JoAnn’s Fabrics. I must really like this color and weight of denim because I have two other pieces of it in my fabric stash that I recently rediscovered.
These trousers are perfect for me because I need comfortable pants for my dog walking.
The multiple pockets make it easy for me to stash all the necessarily accouterments for dog walking in the suburbs: cell phone, poop bags, dog treats, poop bags, house keys, sunglasses and Ya-Never-Want–To–Run-Out-Of-Them poops bags!
My apologies for the poor pictures, I know the pants are horribly wrinkled, but I had worn them all day the day before, and then I put them back on for our morning walk. DH had a few spare moments so I wrangled him in taking a few photos.
Also, DH is MUCH taller than I am, hence why these shots are not straight on but rather looking down.
The back is a little baggy, but I think that is the cut of trousers. I didn’t notice all bagginess in the muslin that I sewed. Oops!
A few problems I had in sewing: First, putting in the zipper. Eh Gads! I need to practice that technique. There is a bit of gapping in the back of the waist band. Also, I should pay closer attention to the turn of the cloth since the facing fabric for my pockets is peaking out. Hello!
I did use this neat Parisian print for all the facings.
Probably, I should have used brown cotton that would match the trouser fabric, but I am trying to sew down my fabric stash, so I just grab what’s available.
The bi-level foot for my sewing machine came in handy for the top stitching around the pocket inserts. I would definitely recommend getting this foot to top stitch bulky fabric like this denim.
All in all I really like these pants. I think, if was to make another pair, I would *tweak* the fit a little bit more (maybe try and take in the bagginess in the back and alter the waistband a bit to make it more snug).
After sewing them and taking my dog for a walk, I came home and look what came in the mail for me:
So many great outfits and only 30 days in the month of April, I bet get sewing!