Monday, May 19, 2014

Burda 7447 and 6981 using Black and White Italian Cotton Woven

Yes, it is another pair of pants, I just can't help myself. I love this Burda pattern, well this time is is a combination of Burda 7447 and Burda 6981 (using the cut of the legs only).  Truthfully it isn't really the pattern, it is the great fabric at Mood Fabrics, I can find something wonderful all the time.  Take this Italian Cotton Woven

  
 Something about black and white, just draws me in, so classic in nature.
 
 



After wearing each Burda pattern, I decided I really like the fit and cut of Burda 7447 and the leg shape of Burda  6981, combining the two to get just the style I wanted.  Isn't that one of the greatest things about sewing your own clothes?  You can get just want you want, well, that and all the great fabric and garments that are unique to you.  In reality, I could go on and on for the joys of sewing, but everyone of us have reasons that we love it.



  Back to this fabric, it was mush easier to match than my last pair. The other side is white with black, so I could see exactly where I wanted to match all the seams.  I am very pleased how this all turned out, just look at that print matching smile!
  Mood Fabrics' Italian cotton woven pants3a


 I have learned not to cut out the side pockets until after I have cut out the front pants.  I like to lay the fabric under each leg and line up the pattern piece and get a nice pocket.

  I used some black quilting cotton (from stash)  for the inside of the waistband and pockets, this helped eliminate some of the bulk.   Each of my welt pockets turned out so nicely, usually I have one which turns out better than the other but not on this black and white pants.  I do need to get better at matching my welts, but with sewing there is always something to learn or improve upon.

  welt pocket (1)

   This fabric was one of the specials of the day, so really watch those emails, you can get a great deal.  I have some Red Cotton Sateen that is going to be a jacket, I think it will look great with these pants, too.

  Mood Fabrics' Italian Cotton Woven made into slim pants - Burda 7447


 I have a furry friend, who likes to be in my pictures and with the tripod and self-timer, I just don't have much choice but to pet him and let him be part of the photoshoot!

mood fabrics' italian cotton woven pants burda 7447 pattern

Here are the posts on Burda 7447      and the posts on Burda 6981     


37 comments:

  1. The fabric made a great pair of pants.

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    1. Thank you, Elaray, it is great fabric.

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  2. Beautiful pants and beautifully styled, and your garden is looking gorgeous too.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret, I love these pants. My garden is coming along nicely, I have enjoyed the spring and having time and warm temps to work in it.

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  3. Great fit and look Lori!

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  4. I have this same fabric. I made a blazer with it. I used the white side of the fabric for the side pieces on my jacket.
    This fabric was wonderful to work with. I love your pants. Together we have a very unique suit.

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    1. Oh, Kathi, we would have a very unique suit. I like your idea of using the wrong side for part of your jacket.

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  5. Wow!!! These pants are so stylish and the fit is perfect. Love!!!:)

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    1. Thank you so much, I am so pleased with the results.

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  6. These turned out great! I love the black and white- so crisp and classic. I bet you will find countless ways to style them, the'll go with everything.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa, the color is classic and I will have fun wearing them.

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  7. Love the fabric, love the fit, love the styling!

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    1. Thank you, Patty, it is great fabric and I am so happy I found and stitched these Burda patterns

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  8. These are some awesome pants, Lori!

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  9. Fabulous trousers, and brilliant fabric choice!

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    1. Thank you, the fabric is a winner!

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  10. Your furry friend is a great accessory. I think he knows it.

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    1. He does know it, Jean.

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  11. GREAT fabric choice! The pants look amazing - great pairing between fabric & pattern(s), for sure!

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    1. Thank you, I just love when the fabric is so amazing when you open up the box!

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  12. Love these pants - super stylish and flattering1

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    1. Thank you, Maris, I love them, too!

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  13. Super trousers! You have such a wonderful choice of fabrics over that side of the pond, too, I'm quite jealous. There will be a British version of these very shortly (I hope).

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    1. Oh, can't wait to see your version. I feel very blessed to have so many sources for fashion fabric.

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  14. Super job and so classic.

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  15. I love the cut of the pants too! they look great on you.

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    1. Thanks, Joen, the pattern draft is so good.

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  16. These just look so great on you! I love 'em!

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    1. Thanks, Sonja, I love them, too!

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  17. Amazing! The whole outfit is so great. I really love your pants - such a nice change to have the fun print happening on the pants and keeping the rest of the outfit more sober.

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    1. Thank you, Isabelle, these might be my most favorite pants ever.

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  18. Lori,
    I love these pants! You have perfected sewing pants through practice! Perfect style and fit for you :)

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    1. Thank you, Sarah, I do like these.

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  19. Love the whole outfit. .. summer classic.

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