Sunday, 23 October 2016

Start again: Wrap trousers fail!

I had been looking forward to making these trousers from Burdastyle magazine 11/2013 #120

I'd traced the pattern and made it shorter as it was a tall pattern. I'd hoped to make these up in a neutral fabric that I had, but there wasn't quite enough, so I decided that I'd be better making a muslin anyway and cut it out of some light weight furnishing fabric. I'm so glad I didn't make these without the muslin as the fit was awful.

1. Despie lopping about 4 inches off the length the legs were far too long and too tight!

2. There was way too much ease in the hip area and they looked ridiculous. The crotch was far too low and the waist too high.

For a minute I actually thought about altering the pattern, but so many changes would be needed I decided that I might be better off drafting my own. Although, I might try a different burda pattern. This one from the current issue. (The trouser part of the jumpsuit)

or this one from 11/2011.

Has anyone made either and can suggest any solutions?


  1. I have no suggestions sorry I wouldn't know where to start but what a shame they didn't turn out like you hoped. I look forward to seeing some you do manage to get looking how you want them #PoCoLo

  2. Oh boy, I don't have any suggestions - sorry. I think you're a very talented lady to be able to make these things! Hope you sort out your problems. xx
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo


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