Sunday, September 18, 2011

Burda skirt and Style Arc pants

A simple skirt (burda 10/2010) with pockets, in stretch sateen from Spotlight. This turned out waaaay too big in my burda size, probably due to the stretch in the fabric, and how I completely ignored the fabric recommendation. I made the front gathers into 4 pleats to decrease the extreme poufiness of the gathers in this fabric, and took in the back, but the waist is still a good 5 cm too big and would need to be taken apart to fix. I wore it today, and with a shirt over the waistband it's all good.

Here's the Style Arc Linda pants in dark navy stretch bengaline from The Remnant Warehouse. These were super quick to make. Ready to wear pants always fit like this on me, with a slight baggy bit on the outer thighs. I'm not bothered enough to try and fix it. I was happy to see putting elastic in the waist was optional, so I left it out and they are fine.
If you need nice slimfit stretch pants, I recommend!


moggyo said...

Productive weekend! I must get some of that sateen - looks even better made up. And I can see why those Linda pants are so popular!

Gail said...

Love your skirt. I made this skirt and also found it a big. Worse now the fabric has stretched with wear.