Friday, January 18, 2013

Burda 7447


When I saw A Fashionable Stitch's  first pair of Burda 7447 pants and then she made a second pair , I knew I needed to make a pair of these.  I had the pattern, just needed some fabric to try them out.
Here are my pants
burda 7447
Here is the envelope

Pattern Description:  Semi-fitted Pants, probably more fitted than semi-fitted.
Pattern Sizing: Size 8 - 20. I made the 12 (38) which is what I make in most Burda patterns.
Instructions:  They were good, especially for Burda.  I even followed their welt pocket instructions, took a couple of read-throughs but I grasped the concept.  Plus, this is the first ever pant welt pockets, I have sewn.
Look they are even!
welt pockets
The instructions went in a nice order, easy to understand and follow.
Changes:  I made none this first time.  I think for the next time, I might make them shorter, like to wear with flats.  I did not add length and I need to wear heels with this pair.  I was getting funny wrinkles in the front, around bottom of the zipper.  I pulled out my fitting book, one thing they said was the hem was too long.  I folded up the hem and no more wrinkles.  Easiest fit  fix ever.
Also, I might use a size 10 for the back of the pants, they are a bit loose.  See if that helps the problem.
Fabric:  A stretch denim from Hobby Lobby, not crazy at all about the fabric or the look but it worked for a muslin, which turned out wearable.
Conclusion:  A classic style of pants. 

With a sweater, which looks okay.
burda 7447 with sweater
But I like them best with a blouse
burda 7447 with white shirt
Two things after this picture taking session, I need to make more blouses and I am heading to cut out another pair.  This time crossing this pattern with Sewaholic's Thurlow Trouser and use real denim this time.

29 comments:

  1. Must be contagious. I thought those pants looked so good that I started tracking down a similar pattern! Yours look awesome.

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  2. They really look good. This might be the perfect straight leg pant. You did a great job on those welt pockets.

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  3. What a super fit these pants are on you! Had to laugh at how easy it was to get rid of the wrinkles ...J

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  4. WOW! Those are impressive and they look awesome on you!

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  5. The pants look wonderful Lori. You are making me want to copy everything you make.

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  6. Great looking pants Lori! I have been thinking about trying that pattern. If I can get mine to look half as good as yours, I will be happy.

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  7. Nice pants and it looks great with the blouse.

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  8. As soon as I saw these I thought that pattern looked familiar. You sold me, I got it out and hopefully will make these up this weekend. Great job they look fabulous.
    I am constantly amazed at how much you accomplish.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Those are impressive:) would look good in denim too:)

    www.becstitches.blogspot.com.au

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  10. Lori those are fabulous! Great looking trouser jeans and what a wonderful 'muslin'. g

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  12. These look pretty perfect, Lori!

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  13. burda pants patterns seem to fit nicely. This pair look great. And having a few classic blouses are handy to have.
    Love this style on you Lori.

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  14. Great pants, love the look with the blouse.

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  16. Great pants, Lori! Very nicely done. They look awesome on you!

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  17. Your pants look nice on you than on that model!

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  18. Your pants are beautiful. When saw A Fashionable stitch's 2 pair I fell in love. Now I see your pair and I immediately bought the pattern. My sewing resolution was to makes pants. Now I have no excuse. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. They look great!

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  20. Really nice! These look great on you!

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  21. The look great. The pockets look perfect. Maybe after you wash them a bunch the fabric will be better.

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  22. Very nicely done on those welt pockets. After you wear them a bit, the denim might soften and feel a little more fitted in the back? They look really good in the photos, in that first one your legs look miles long!

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  23. The pants look great. I am really not ready for the challenges of sewing trousers, but yours and Sunni's pairs have me contemplating jumping in.

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  24. Love the pants - guess I should add this one to the list. Nice muslin to break in on top of that!

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  25. Love the pants, they're fitted perfectly.

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  26. They look like they were made for you! :)) Another great job!!! The baby items are all so sweet!

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  27. I'm so impressed! I haven't gotten brave enough to try out pants yet. Yours look great on you!

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  28. You really hit a home run with these pants! what a beautiful fit!

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