Thursday, 16 April 2009

BWOF 4-2009-118 Trouser jeans

Photo of these pants on model from Burda World of Fashion Magazine.

I think I may have waxed a little too enthusiastic about these trouser jeans in my last post. You have to remember how dreadful normal jeans appear on me (I am trying to forget Jalie 968 - wonderful on my daughter, disastrous on me) in order to appreciate how terrific I think these trousers are in a mock jeans style.

Dawn suggested that the model showing these trousers in the magazine has no backside. This is entirely possible, she is a model after all, but I think these are definitely backside minimizing pants, a factor that is extremely pleasing to me.


As you can see, I made these trousers with a more normal jeans style front pocket (thanks Jalie 968) using a cotton print for the pocket backs, waist facing and zipper guard. The adjustments I made to the pants were minimal for me - front thigh enlargement as described in my last post, and a large backside wedge addition to the back. I did take a photo of this but Blogger does not seem to want to include it today - I will put it in the review on patternreview. I also took in the back waist - about 1 and 1/2 inches, after starting with waist sz38 and hips sz42.

8 comments:

ejvc said...

What a success! You must be extremely pleased! These look great on you! I must make them up immediately, if not sooner! Did I add enough exclamation marks? This SWAP is coming up trumps for you in the trouser department.

gwensews said...

Great jeans! They look very nice--perfect fit. Good for you!

Dawn said...

Those look great! I love the back pocket details.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Great job! It's always nice when pants fit and feel goood.

Carol said...

They look fantastic on you!

LisaB said...

Hurray! Success! Your jeans look terrific. I love the back pocket stitching.

RuthieK said...

Fantastical jeans! I think that jeansifying normal trouser patterns is the way for us ladies with bootie to go. Its worked quite well for me, and seeing those I may still that Burda pattern too @-)

Deb said...

I think they look fabulous, congrats!