Burda # 04-2011-120
- so I decided to trace that pattern for my second try at a pants muslin - this time in the size 38. They were easy to put together and fit rather well:
The front is a bit tight in the waist (the gathers are pulling), and perhaps in the crotch as is there a bit of whiskering there:
But the back, IMHO, fits dead-on:
Looking at the magazine picture, I think these pants could have been made in the next size up, as the fit is rather slouchy in the model shot:
As the pants are now, to be honest, I don't love the gathers.
The back fits so well, though, and the leg's wide shape is perfection: fitted enough through the thigh, but with a nice, wide flare. Could I change the double gathers to 2 darts? Any online tutorials or book resources out there that give instruction on how to do this? I believe that I've seen how to add gathers instead of darts, but no information on how to do the reverse...
So can you believe that I sewed a pair of pants (well, a muslin)? I am so happy! I see a whole new world of well-fitting pants opening up to me...