These pants run a little skinny so if you use a thicker fabric, you may have to add to the seam allowance. A light weight faille or challis would go beautifully, but even a velour, as long as you follow the pattern without front pleats.
I have made each of these pant styles except the (D), with the pleats in the front. Sewing was uneventful, and took less then an hour to make.
All patterns except Burda are made for women who are 5’6”, as I am 5’9”, I usually have to make several alterations. These pants were no exception. All patterns provide comment on the pattern itself as to where to lengthen or shorten a garment. The style is snug around the
stomach and butt, so you are going to want to correct for crotch length, and then add two or three inches to the hem. They are nice, wide legged pants, with a side zipper. I have made then for both casual use and as part of professional suits.
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Photos of the sewn clothing are on my Pinterest site. Please click the above link and it will take you there.
I should note, the photos are of clothing that have been worn and washed. I once found myself unemployed and a $64.00 dry cleaning bill that had to some how be paid before I could get my suits out for an interview. I swore then that if the item could not survive the wash, gentle cycle or normal, I was not going to buy it or make it.
Plus, we surround our skin with enough chemicals, we don't need to voluntarily add more.
I have many interests, but have to admit sewing is not one of them. I sew only because I like to wear clothes that fit. Thus, my goal when I approach any sewing project is to get it done well enough that it is wearable.
Most of the time I reach that goal. I hope this blog will help open up new fashion vistas for you to explore.