Saturday, 13 April 2013

Finished Project & Pattern Review: Burda 7371 Pants.

My blogging and sewing efforts have been totally pathetic this year, I apologise!!

These pants were finished a while back but a few 'issues' have stopped me from blogging about them:
  • no camera (iphone mirror selfies, facepalm)
  • pants don't fit any more!!
Note to self - don't bother making pants because your weight fluctuates constantly and your problem areas grow a crazy two inches on your fat days!

Grr. 

How annoying!! The muslin fit fine. Who knows what happened with this one. They fit, but I'm afraid to wear them out in public for fear of my ass seams splitting or dying from severe camel toe.




It's a shame because the print and texture of the fabric is heavenly!

I don't wear pants at all so if these pants had fit, I would have had trouble styling them.

Pattern Review: Burda 7371 Pants


Size: 10 with adjustments, naturally
Fabric: 1.5m cotton sateen (Darn Cheap)
Notions: Invisible zipper 8", Gutermann thread, whisperweft interfacing
Time: Not long at all, maybe 8 hours? I took my sweet time with these
Cost: Fabric $20; Zipper $2; Interacing: stash
Pattern Modification/Adjustments: See this post :)




Not much to say bout these pants except that I'm glad I made something other than a dress for once.

I think dresses are my calling though. I've decided to stay home tonight, get on the red wine, pump up some music and get into some serious cutting and bodice bagging.

Went shopping today and bought some cotton sateen and notions.

I'm going to make a dress for work using the 'top right' fabric, something with collars and a full skirt to accommodate my forever fluctuating waist.


I am taking a break from my weekly dressmaking class this term. I've been struggling to get myself to class and now that daylight savings has ended and winter is coming, I know my motivation to leave the house will be zero. Also, I am going to shift some of my focus back to fitness (gym was what I used to do with my spare time before sewing) so I have and find a balance for the two.

Gym is not a hobby at all, I enjoy running as it clears my head, but it's no where near as fun as whipping up a dress however I need to look after my health, and maybe after a few months I'll be able to fit into these Burda pants :P

My blog will probably be very quiet compared to last year, but I will endeavour to blog at least every fortnight. 

I'll work on my New Look 6570 coat next term.

In the meantime, keep in touch via my Instagram.


35 comments:

  1. Lovely to have you back gorgeous!


    Bundana @
    http://www.bundana.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Hey missy glad to have you back! Pants look great but sucks you feel you can't wear them. I think in your case fluctuating from being extra tiny to tiny is fine and totally natural and im sure they still look fantastic the photos on your post you look amazing! l'm so excited your back on the dress bandwagon because you make the best dresses. See what happens when your out of action I only make 1 pattern in dresses because I have nothing to copy hehe!!

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    1. Hey baby! Thanks for the compliments, making me blush here lol.
      I'll do my best to inspire you, I've been such a lazy shit, haven't been able to keep up with blogs or my sewing Twitter account :(
      Loving your wedding sewing!
      xo

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  3. The pants look good:) Now its the season of floral printed bottoms !! Hope you would feel to wear them!! Have a great day

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  4. The print on your pants fabric is freaking awesome - I've been looking for fabric just like this to make pants as well! But yeah... pants. I'm in the same boat re blogging and sewing AND fitness - gotsta get back into it before all my cloths stop fitting me!

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    1. I went to Darn Cheap today looking for the same print, couldn't find it :(

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  5. wicked print. maybe next time use fabric with a bit of stretch that was you don't have to worry so much about "fat days" and splitting seams!

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    1. The pants fit great before I put on the facing lol, then it got tight and started riding up :(
      More ease next time!!! :D
      I have too many fat days hahaha

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  6. The first thing I thought when I saw your pics was how you look like you lost weight. I do know how you feel re: fluctuating weight. I was set to make a pair of pants as well but decided a slightly full skirt would be a better option. At any rate, love the pants on you!

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    1. Looking back at photos, I think I have lost weight, but it very well could be camera angles!!!! Selfies always look better than real camera pics hehe.
      I think I will always be a skirt girl.

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  7. I think they look great! I totally feel you on the fat days thing though...oh, do I have them. Dresses are just so much easier to get away with and you do them so well :)

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    1. Thanks Jen!! They do look great but they ride up soooooo much, ouchies hehe.

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  8. Aaahhh you're back! I was just wondering what you've been up to! So sad about the pants, though...the same thing happened to me with my first pants! Boo on pants, dresses really are easier. I love that print though!

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    1. Yeah I think I have finally snapped out of holiday mode.... 4 months later!!!
      I guess I shouldn't be too upset, like you said it's the first pair, and now I remember that my first dresses didn't fit properly either :)

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  9. Hi, girl! Nice to see you back! The pants look hot to me, but I can understand not wanting to feel like you're a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen! I hear you with on the weight fluctuation thing-- when I gain or lose weight, it's always at the waistline. I definitely have days when I wear long tops or tunics to work so no one can see that my top pants button won't close!

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    1. I wish the weigh gain was in my boobs instead haha.
      Yeah, always put on weight in my waist and tummy :( guess it's good cos I can hide it :P

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  10. I love them!! Print is awesome, shame about them not fitting :( hopefully you'll get back into them soon!! I know what you mean about finding a balance I need to start working out again too!!

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    1. I loooooove the print so much!!! If I can get rid of that stubborn front muffin that I've had my whole life I think I'll be able to get into the pants :)

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  11. These are fantastic. The print is gorgeous on that fabric and I think you have styled them perfectly with those shoes and that top! I can totally relate to those kind of fitting issues. I have taken time to make perfectly fitted dresses... that no longer fit! Or that only fit on less fat days! Incredibly soul destroying! Weather is changing here, just about. Sun is out so maybe I'll take a leaf out of your book and get exercising!

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    1. That's the downside of having sewing... :( well, downside of sewing with cotton anyway.
      If I sewed with jersey I wouldn't have these fat-day issues :P

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  12. Fat days = story of mny life. lol
    They look great, love floral pants :)

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    1. Thanks babe! I'm glad we all have our fat days. I should ease up on the laksas lol.

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    2. It's alright. I should ease up on the 'everything' but where's the fun in that? :)

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  13. I can't tell your pants don't fit. I think they look fabulous. Where did you find your fabric?

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    1. Thanks babe! The fabric is a cotton sateen from Darn Cheap (Heidelberg, Melbourne, Australia).
      Once the facing went on the pants they started riding up really, really bad. Painful!!

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  14. They look so great in the photos. Your other fabric swatches look great. Happy Sewing!

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    1. Thanks hun, I was so lucky to find those fabrics, am almost finished with my current dress project.

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  15. Oh gosh, what a shame they don't fit well, they look so good in the photos. And also, don't you hate when muslins lie to you??
    Your next projects will be successes, I'm sure of it!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Jo! I hope so too. I'll give it another go but if thy still don't fit... I'm moving on!

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  16. Hi, I saw your pants on Burdastyle and nearly died because I have this EXACT fabric in my stash gagging to be made Into pants also from Darn Cheap! I'm going to try the Clover pattern. I'm looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog. Hope your next project works out better for you! Cheers,Sarah

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    1. Ooooooh I can't wait to see your Clovers!! Thanks Sarah :D

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  17. I love those pants! I'm planning to make a floral/patterned pair of pants myself. But I understand about fitting issues...

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    1. Thanks Denise :) I have so much floral fabric at home, I might give it another go.
      Hope the trend doesn't go away anytime soon.

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