I am working on these pants. I may attempt the tunic at some point, but really I would like a great fitting pair of skinny pants. I am using a $3.00/yard clearance priced red twill that is a nice bottom weight. I am starting with the size 10. The pattern does not call for a stretch woven, but rather denim or brocade. If they turn out too small, you will only be seeing them on the table and not on me. But you have to start somewhere, right?! If I get lucky, like the last pair of Burda pants I made, and they fit right out of the package with minimal adjustments, I will use them as my final bottom for the SWAP I am working on.
Here is where I am at so far.
Again, I really like Vogue's directions for constructing a fly front zipper. They are very detailed and have lots of pictures to help you along. Also, another neat thing about this particular pattern is it includes how to do nice finishes on the inside, like binding the fly with thin bias tape and french seams to join the front pockets together. I admit, I skipped the french seams, since I really want to try to avoid a ridge where the pockets are, and used my pinking shears instead. I'll have to see if that was a good choice once I can try them on. Here is the inside fly bound with bias tape.
My daily sewing time has been cut down considerably with school and soccer underway, but I look forward to every little bit I can squeeze in right now.
My name is Shannon, but my siblings call me Mushy... I am a 44 year old wife and mom. I started sewing in junior high or high school on my mom's Viking. I had an amazing Home Economics teacher who taught me solid techniques. By my junior year, I had sewn a Vogue Bellville Sassoon dress, rated "advanced" for prom. Sewing runs in the family. I was bound to catch the "bug". I hope to inspire you to pursue your sewing interests as I have been inspired by others in the sewing community to pursue mine. Thanks for visiting!