Well, I’m done the high-waisted pants in camel coloured wool crepe. And this is what they look like on me! You’ll have to excuse the creasing – I wore them most of the day prior to taking these pictures.
What attracted me to these pants was the interesting centre seam running down the crease line in the fronts.
It looks nice and long and lean in that drawing, doesn’t it? I found it interesting that Burda photographed the pants from the side, like I’ve done in this picture, which is very flattering.
The other thing to note about Burda’s pictures is the top they’ve paired with these pants. Here’s the line drawing of the top they’ve got going. Notice how looooooong it is. On the model the top falls below her crotch line.
The other photo they’ve got of these pants is with a knee-length jacket, so it covers the models hips. Can you see why? Even my DH noted that the curving of the seam on the pants fronts makes my hips look wider than they really are!
Burda stylists are smart. I’ve a lot to learn in that department. But I like these pants.
Alterations to the pattern: I left out the pockets, because I don’t really use pants pockets and I do not like to add bulk across my hips. And I added one inch to the CB seam to accommodate my sway back. I wanted the waist to sit at my natural waistline all around, and not pull down at the CB like most pants do. As you can see from the folds of fabric through the seat in the picture below, there’s a little bit of fitting finesse that I neglected to bother with for this pair.
But it’s a keeper pair. When I make up this pair of pants again, I’m going to re-draw the two front pieces so that the seam above the knees is straighter like the line drawing: take out approximately 2.5” from the front piece, and add it to the front seam on the side front piece. Then the seam line should be flattering.
Conclusion: I like these pants. I intend to make them up again in a different colour, but probably a similar fabric. I really like working with and wearing wool crepe, and it works very nicely with this pants pattern.