Black and White Italian Cotton Woven Pants

Yes, it is another pair of pants, I just can’t help myself. I love this Burda pattern, well this time is is a combination of Burda 7447 and Burda 6981 (using the cut of the legs only).  Truthfully it isn’t really the pattern, it is the great fabric at Mood Fabrics, I can find something wonderful all the time.  Take this Italian Cotton Woven

 

 

Something about black and white, just draws me in, so classic in nature.

Mood Fabrics' Italian Woven Cotton made into slim pants using Burda 7447

 

After wearing each Burda pattern, I decided I really like the fit and cut of Burda 7447 and the leg shape of Burda  6981, combining the two to get just the style I wanted.  Isn’t that one of the greatest things about sewing your own clothes?  You can get just want you want, well, that and all the great fabric and garments that are unique to you.  In reality, I could go on and on for the joys of sewing, but everyone of us have reasons that we love it.

Mood Fabrics' Italian woven pants burda 7447

Back to this fabric, it was mush easier to match than my last pair. The other side is white with black, so I could see exactly where I wanted to match all the seams.  I am very pleased how this all turned out, just look at that print matching smile!

Mood Fabrics' Italian cotton woven pants3a

I have learned not to cut out the side pockets until after I have cut out the front pants.  I like to lay the fabric under each leg and line up the pattern piece and get a nice

I used some black quilting cotton (from stash)  for the inside of the waistband and pockets, this helped eliminate some of the bulk.   Each of my welt pockets turned out so nicely, usually I have one which turns out better than the other but not on this black and white pants.  I do need to get better at matching my welts, but with sewing there is always something to learn or improve upon.

welt pocket (1)

 

 

This fabric was one of the specials of the day, so really watch those emails, you can get a great deal.  I have some Red Cotton Sateen that is going to be a jacket, I think it will look great with these pants, too.

Mood Fabrics' Italian Cotton Woven made into slim pants - Burda 7447

 

I have a furry friend, who likes to be in my pictures and with the tripod and self-timer, I just don’t have much choice but to pet him and let him be part of the photoshoot!  mood fabrics' italian cotton woven pants burda 7447 pattern

Happy sewing!

 

 

 

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Comments


  • Ginger
    May 15, 2014

    These look great! They really are classic, but also fun! Dogs are the best accessories. :)

    • Lori
      May 15, 2014

      Thanks so much, I think I will just wear these pants so much. I love the feel of them and the fit!

  • Mary Danielson
    May 15, 2014

    These are so cute! The mash-up of two patterns worked perfectly and the fabric is super chic. Love them!

    • Lori
      May 15, 2014

      Thank you, Mary, I am so pleased with the fit and style.

  • Helena
    May 15, 2014

    Those are great and I love how you styled the whole look! Very chic! And impressive welt pockets. Wow!

    • Lori
      May 15, 2014

      Thank you, Helena, I love this outfit, too. I have been working on perfecting those welt pockets for a couple of year – I guess practice does make perfect.

  • Sallie
    May 16, 2014

    You are so brilliant to mash up your two favorite patterns to create your dream pants! That is definitely why I love sewing, too! And this fabric is awesome – such a classic, timeless, graphic print! Love your whole outfit – and I agree that dogs make the best accessories!

    • Lori
      May 17, 2014

      Thank you, Sallie, this fabric is just the best for my pants, making them the star of the show! :)

  • Angela
    May 16, 2014

    Love them! I agree that while the patterns are great, this time it’s the fabric (and your sewing skills) that have made a fantastic pair of pants. Note to self:They would look awesome with Kelly green as well.

    • Lori
      May 17, 2014

      Oh, Angela, kelly green yes, fabulous. One problem, I don’t have any kelly green, my sewing will have to change that situation. Thanks so much and your are right the fabric made the garment.

  • oonaballoona
    May 17, 2014

    lori you are rocking classic goes funk!

    • Lori
      May 17, 2014

      Thanks, Oona, I like that classic meets funk!

  • Sew Busy Lizzy
    May 18, 2014

    Lovely pants – the more I see of pants, jeans and leggings… the more I realise I need to make them. Really love your fabric choice here.

    • Lori
      May 19, 2014

      Thanks, Lizzy, I love this fabric it is the best. I have better luck with a Burda pattern for my pants.

  • Kelly
    May 19, 2014

    These are super classy, love them; black and white is always a good choice. I always have trouble with pockets and welts, but its quite encouraging to see someone finishing with a wonderfully clean, well cut result. Sew on!

    • Lori
      May 19, 2014

      Thanks, Kelly, I practice those welts so many times before I actually sew them into my pants.

  • Peter
    May 19, 2014

    Beautifully done, Lori! Those pants look fantastic and I love the woven you chose. Classic with a twist!

    • Lori
      May 19, 2014

      Thank you Peter, the fabric makes such a statement, I just love it.

  • Fiona
    May 19, 2014

    O that’s such beautiful fabric and perfect for a pair of classic pants (or trousers as I know them over here!) I’ve been eyeing up patterned pants recently but feel a bit scared to take the plunge, this pattern seems just bold enough for a first try of the style though!

    • Fiona
      May 19, 2014

      P.S. Super impressed with those welt pockets too!

    • Lori
      May 19, 2014

      Thank you, Fiona, this fabric would be perfect for the first time pants.

  • Goodbye Valentino
    May 27, 2014

    Lori,
    I love these pants! You have perfected sewing pants through practice! Perfect style and fit for you :)