Green & Ivory Rose Print Pants

This project started from my desire to add a pair of wide leg palazzo pants to my wardrobe. I wanted something fitted at the waist that was still flowy and comfortable, and settled on Burda 6906. The pattern suggested viscose or rayon crepe, so I went cruising through Mood fabrics selection of rayon crepes. I knew I wanted a print for these pants, and chose this green and ivory artistic rose stretch rayon crepe.

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The care for this fabric was hand wash in cold water and line dry or dry clean. I do dry clean on occasion but not typically for casual clothing which these pants were intended to be. However, after putting the fabric through my machine’s delicate cycle and hanging up to drip dry, the black started to run into the ivory and it looked terrible. I figured it wouldn’t be useable to me that way and I had very little to lose by drying it in the dryer, so that’s what I did (after washing on delicate again.) It came out exactly like it went in, and if I lost any of my original 2.5 yards to shrinking it wasn’t evident when I was cutting out the pattern pieces.

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The fit of these pants is just perfect right out of the envelope. I flat measured the waist since that measurement was not included on the pattern paper and went with the 10 instead of my typical woven size 12. I wasn’t much worried about the hip measurement as this fabric has a good amount of stretch and they are pretty roomy through the hips as drafted.

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I did try to match the roses on the print as best as I could, particularly at the center front and center back. The sides look okay – maybe not as perfect as I would like (especially on the right side) but really who is going to notice on these busy pants? Aren’t you suppose to have a little imperfection somewhere to keep things interesting?

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I really like the design of this fitted yoke lined in piping. The directions only instruct you to put it along the bottom of the yoke, but that didn’t make much sense to me, so I stitched it to the top and bottom as per the envelope example.

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I used knit interfacing on the yoke and yoke facing to give the pants some stability but still allow them to be stretchy and comfortable. The piping along the top acts like a waist stay and prevents that seam from stretching out. The back is closed with an invisible zipper.

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This was such a fun project! I got the exact look I was going for, had no fit issues to speak of, enjoyed working with the fabric and my zipper went in perfectly the very first time (which pretty much never happens to me.) Definitely expect to see this pattern again soon, maybe the shorts view in a stretch denim chambray.

Comments


  • Lisa
    May 31, 2016

    I love these. You did a great job and I can’t tell that the sides aren’t pattern matched.

  • PsychicSewerKathleen
    May 31, 2016

    I have been meaning to make myself some of those wide legged pants too! They look gorgeous. I’ve heard the size blocking on Burda patterns is really good and reading you just did it straight off the pattern is quite a calling card! Love the material too. I’ve never heard of stretch rayon crepe. Lovely roses 🙂

    • I’ve heard for years that Burda’s pants patterns fit the most like RTW. I never want to make pants, though, so had never given them a shot. Since these were such a great fit, I am wondering if I should try some of their other stuff. Lord knows I have plenty of Burda magazines to pick from. Thanks Kathleen!

  • Denise
    May 31, 2016

    April Burda Style mag has palazzo pants 106c along with a detailed sew along tutorial. They look very close to yours with hip yoke and piping and a side seam zip. Love the look of yours!

    • Amanda S.
      May 31, 2016

      You’re right, although those look to have pockets and pleats where mine is a bit more plain. Thanks Denise!

  • Fiona
    June 2, 2016

    I am so impressed at your patience with pattern matching this busy print! I would have written this one off as a no no! I love the wide yoke

  • Claudia Smith
    June 15, 2016

    Cute pants!!! I can’t tell that the fabric bled. (When you say “it came out of the dryer just like it went in” does that mean that the colors were still wonky?). You are one of my favorite sexists to follow on the Mood network. Your projects are always so well made.

    • Claudia Smith
      June 15, 2016

      SEWISTS!!! Not sexists. LOL!!!

      • Amanda S.
        June 16, 2016

        LOLOL!!! Don’t you just love auto-correct?! The colors did correct with the second washing, then I dried before they had a chance to bleed again. Thank you Claudia!