Here’s another version of Burda 103-07-2010. They’re made from the same silver-painted stretch denim as last time, but this piece of fabric wasn’t pre-washed so is still very shiny. It won’t last of course but I will enjoy them before they fade.
The last pair had loads of wrinkles under the bum. I tried taking the crotch seam in a bit on the new ones and it’s slightly improved, but I think The Sewing Miserablist is right and there’s something else going on as well…maybe the back is too wide because I can certainly pinch out a vertical dart there.
Another thing I did differently with this pair was pressing some of the seams the opposite way to the Burda directions. Here’s the technical drawing, which we’ll probably need in order for this to make sense. The style has the side seams moved forward to accommodate an extra panel down the side and back of the leg. Burda has you press both the seams on that panel towards the back. For this pair I pressed both the seams onto the side panel (ie the back seam was pressed towards the front of the trousers) which gives the extra panel more emphasis, especially when topstitched.
The front’s come out pretty well. Like last time I deliberately made the legs very long, so all the wrinkling at the knees and below is because of that.
And just for fun, here’s me failing to replicate one of my large collection of shiny trouser inspiration pictures.
Me. I forgot she had those sunnies, I was wondering what to do with my left hand.
Anyway that’s probably it for trouser-making for a little while. I have a couple of cycle-friendly dresses planned next.