Do you see the darts at the knees, the way the front panel wraps to the middle of the back, the two piece back panel, the small darts in the high center back seam, a drawstring waist, a cargo pocket? You get the idea. Nifty details! Here are some of those details on my version.
Back panel seam meeting dart at knee before I finished the topstitching:
|Waistband before adding drawstring.|
So what is wrong with these trousers? Nothing if you like super duper slouchy. I should have known they would feel very big on when the printed size 36 (10) finished hip width was 43 1/2". Somehow I thought all those "nifty" design details would make it work in the end.
I am pleased with the fit of Burda's crotch curve both in the front and back, but I am on the fence about the whole look. I think there is a design flaw in the sense that the front pockets gape/droop since they are so wide, but maybe Burda did that on purpose. You actually tack the pockets down from the center back panel to about 3 inches toward the front panel, leaving the rest open. I did not have time to take a picture wearing them today, but I will try to style them tomorrow and post a picture. I would love to hear your thoughts on them.
A couple of other things to note. The length is very long on View B, which is what I made without the extra ribbing layer at the waist. I cut 2" off before I turned a 2" hem. My normal inseam is 31.5". Also, I finished the center back seam on the waistband by doing a narrow hem on either side so that I wouldn't have trouble threading my drawstring through by getting caught on an unfinished seam.
Here is what I am talking about:
This is the inside of the waistband before you fold it in half wrong sides together.
Well, until tomorrow then....and glad I finished all my "broccoli"!