Trouser Tantalizer

Trousers, pants, bottoms, cigarette pants, bell bottoms…..It is now very official. I have finally decided on a date to begin the trouser sew-a-long (I’m calling them trousers because it’s a little more exciting to say trousers than pants, well, at least to me). Fresh out of the holiday bustle we’re going to start Monday, January 3. It will be more slow-paced than the pencil skirt sew-a-long but fast enough to hold your interest. We’ll start with a fitting, talk about some different trouser styles and then move onto the construction.

For my trouser selection, I’ll be using this Burda pattern here (click here for the German website). This is Burda pattern #127 in the July 2010 issue for those of you with the magazine. I think it would be great if we all used the same pattern, but hey, if you aren’t into this pattern feel free to substitute your own. The fitting issues I’ll be going over can translate into any pattern. Oh and don’t worry, I will look like that model above with mile long legs in my pants, don’t know about you. The fact that she’s surrounded by younger than teenage boys does not help, I’ll definitely round some up when its time for picture taking. I’ve got connections like that you know.

Soon I’ll post a little list for the items you’ll need and then we’ll get started with some fun and fabulous-ness after the holidays. Sound like a plan?

Oh and here’s a button just cause buttons are cute and fun:


And no, pants ain’t just for gents. Right? That’s what I thought. Look whose wearing the pants now! Ready? Set? Let’s sew some pants y’all!

xoxo,

Sunni

**Update** I had completely forgotten about the Burda “divide.” Claire (Seemane) has very graciously given the links in the comments section of this post to the german website where you can download the pattern in German, English and French. If you are still unable to download the pattern, please contact me at sunni@thecupcakegoddess.com and I will see if someone at Burda Style can give us a hand here. Also for you shorties or petites, don’t sweat it, my legs are quite short in comparison to the rest of my body. I’ll be showing this adjustment too. Oh I’m very glad indeed that so many of you are excited to participate! Oh what fun we’ll have!

  • Tasia - I look forward to your photo shoot with the teenage boys and your mile-long legs! :)
    Great idea, a lot of people are intimidated by pants…so a sew-along is brilliant! and Claire aka Seemane is so right, these trousers would be awesome with the Pendrell Blouse!
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  • Sue - I would like to sew along too! Please count me in.
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  • Amy - I’ll be sewing along! I’ll have to take a closer look at that pattern to see if it will work for my figure, but if not, I’m sure I can find a good sub. Looks like fun & I bet we’ll all learn a lot!
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  • Alessa - Oh awesome, I have a couple of trousers in my to-sew pile and a sew-along sounds fantastic! Sadly I will be without my sewing machine until February (while tramping around the world, which is a good consolation for not being able to sew) so I’ll have to start when you’re probably already finished… Still, looking forward to your tips and tutorials!
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  • Melissa - Hi Sunni, You can count me in as well. I’ve tried to make trousers in the past but failed in the fitting. Going to go dig up this magazine from the collection :)
    ps: Stop listing fabulous patterns on etsy. I just bought another one!
    Thanks,
    Melissa
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  • Kathleen - Awesome! I have the magazine laying here and I was always drawn to those pants, but they intimidate me. I might join the sew-a-long depending on how busy the first month of the new year will be.
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  • Suzy - Well, I decided to join the sew along, yay!! I will be using a different pattern which I already have in my (growing) collection ;) Looking forward to sewlong :)
    http://www.suzysewing.blogspot.com
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  • Elizabeth - I would love to partipate myself! I’m taking a fitting class the first week of Feb, but my partner for the class and I will be working before then.
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  • Abby - Perfect timing. One of my ’11 sewing resolutions is to perfect a TNT pants pattern. Looking forward to the sew along!
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  • Pam - I’m in as well!! I haven’t done trousers in a while – normally I have no waist and straight hips – so I don’t do muslins – but I’d like to see how everyone does it right!!
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  • sharon - I would love to sew along as well. Please count me in. I’m 5’2″ so definately don’t fit into the tall catergory, is it okay to use a different pattern?
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  • Claire - im freakishly tall!! Im guessing im going to have to lengthen the trousers if i join in. I need to consult some books!
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