We loved our fall beach trip last year (although it was cut a little short) and as soon as we booked our vacation this year, my mind started buzzing with all the beach outfits I wanted to start making!
I'd love to make a kimono, tee shirt or two, new pajamas, one more Sophie bathing suit, the list is getting pretty long!
I probably should've started last month!!
This Burda pants pattern has been on my "to do" list for some time and I felt they would make perfect beach ready pants. I was hesitant to try them since almost every.single.pair.of.pants I have made have terrible back thigh wrinkles. I have tried a lot of solutions that really never worked perfectly for me so this time I made a few pattern tweaks that truthfully I probably always needed but never wanted to admit to! I am not sure that they eliminated the back wrinkles, I think that has to do with drafting and the tighter fit of most of the other pants I've tried, but I do think they improved the over all comfort.
So, what did I do?! I gave myself some extra bum width (one size up) across the widest part of the bum at the side seams,only on the back of the pant. I also dropped the bottom of the crotch one extra size, only on the back of the pant. Those two changes really took care of the extra crotch length I often need and the back bum room I need too.
Another minor change was to slim down the sides of the pants slightly right around mid thigh, only on the outside seams.
I couldn't believe that I had next to no back wrinkles behind my thighs with these pants, but I'll take it!! Like I said, I think my changes may have helped with the wrinkles, but I am only guessing. Burda does shorten the inner leg seams on the back of the pattern as well and I have read that this helps eliminate back wrinkles too.
Anywho, I LOVE these pants, they are soooo comfortable. I want five pair to live in every summer.
I used a rayon challis from my stash that I have kept for far too long thinking it too precious to mess up. Not anymore! My fabrics are feeling less safe these days because I am branching out and daring to use up all those fabrics I've been hoarding.
Its a good thing.
Well I am off to cut out those new pajamas, I hope you are finding a few projects as satisfying as this one was to me!
Thanks for reading!