Monday, August 1
Photo adventure...Burda 8488 Pants
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were very clear, as I am a visual learner, actually seeing the layouts and step-by-step instructions are great for me. I layout the garment pieces exactly the way the pattern says. The pics line up with the instruction numbers just great. That is really a plus for beginning sewist. I usually don't follow instructions, but when they are this easy to follow it really helps to stay on task. Something, my sidetracked mindset needs.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I dyed a piece of white linen blend I bought from Joann's last summer. I had dyed it then during a class, but ended up removing the color with Ritz Color Remover, it left the fabric a grayish tint. I wanted the color to look worn and rusticâ€¦I think I achieved the look I was after.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As I said earlier, I increased the back crotch rise by 1". I lowered the front by 1/2", and I added 2" to the hem. The regular length would be just fine for the average 5'5" person such as myself.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would definitely sew these again, next time I will actually put the patch pockets on them just like the Tracey Reese inspiration pair.