Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Burda 7489- shorts

Pattern Description: This is a pattern for a tunic, jacket and shorts. I made the shorts.
Sizing 32 to 44, I cut a 38 (12)

Instructions:  They were good, Burda patterns are easier to follow than the magazine.  I thought I would change up the steps for the waist facing but ended up having to unsew, the instructions were right (I should have listened!)

Likes/Dislikes:  Ever since I saw Shannon's blogpost on these shorts, I knew I needed to make a pair.
I like how they turned out, very RTW, hubby couldn't believe I made them.  The beltloops are fabulous and the cargo pockets.

Now to the dislikes - I made a size too big, I hade them belted to stay up.  I will go down a size next time and take about 1" from the crotch depth, my pair are very highwaisted.

Fabric: Stretch cotton sateen from Joann's.  It feels wonderful, is lightweight and cool, plus sews like a dream.  I have some navy blue to make another pair of shorts.

Conclusion:  If you are looking for a great looking short pattern, check out this Burda.  Just double check the sizing and crotch depth. 




I am hoping they shorts shrink quite a bit in the washer and dryer, fingers crossed.

16 comments:

  1. These certainly are very nice shorts. (Love the pockets!)

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  2. Nice shorts. So cold here now - I yearn for warm weather.

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  3. Oh I love those shorts - the details are wonderful - they style is really nice. They look really great to wear - fashionable but comfortable, perfect for relaxed weekend wear.

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  4. Lori, they are great! And they really do look RTW! I'm so not brave enough to try making pants of any kind!

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  5. Cute shorts! Lots of lovely details and the khaki colour is always wearable with just about anything.

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  6. These are so nice, a great summer staple to add to your wardrobe!

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  7. The details really do make these look RTW.

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  8. You said it these shorts look RTW. They are absolutely superb !!!
    Congratulations

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  9. Love your shorts. They look perfect!

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  10. The shorts look great! I really like the fabric. They look very RTW!

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  11. Great fabric choice and beautiful sewing on these. I love seeing the shorts with a cuff, since I never did add one to my version. (Thanks for the mention too.) I am anxious to make another pair. Keeping my fingers crossed your version shrinks up to a level you are comfortable with. Although, I think they look chic the way you have styled them.

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  12. Awesome shorts! Love the cargo pockets. Need me a pair!

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  13. Those look really cute on you Lori! By the way, I had no idea Joann's had stretch cotton sateen - I've been hunting online for some, guess I could just visit my local Joann's.

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  14. Those look great! Navy blue would be chic as well. The cargo pockets are nice and stylish. I have never sewn a BURDA pattern that wasn't from the magazine. Interesting about the instructions. I wonder if the downloadable ones on the BurdaStyle website have similarly better instructions.

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  15. Those shorts look good and comfy.

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  16. Those are cute shorts! I can tell they are a bit big on you, but they still look nice. I like the pocket details and how the waist comes together.

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