First of all, I apologize for this post publishing without photos! I had intended to save it as a draft, and had not intended it to publish! But that’s okay. I took photos of it today on my ancient dress form so you can have a look. And now on to the original post:
I had to write that title. I am not a very trendy person, rather the opposite. But this was a completely impulsive make, and all within a week. I don’t know why, but this combination of patterns really struck my fancy. It also checks off a lot of the current trends: big sleeves, blousey peasant-style top, high waist, wide legs….
First, the trousers: Burdastyle 03-2019-102.
High-waisted, straight-legged wannabe kinda sorta cargo trousers with big patch pockets. I have been staring at the lightweight loden stretch-cotton fabric since last December, when I had hoped to make trousers? jeans? a jacket? I really couldn’t decide, although I wanted bottoms of some sort. Most of my fabric is neatly stored away out of sight, which isn’t very conducive to inspiration, but I have an excellent fabric stash-pattern memory which serves me relatively well as I look for inspiration. “I have the perfect fabric for that outfit!” sort of thinking. Funnily enough, I have never put this length of fabric away after mulling it over for a couple of months, like I do so many times to so many lengths. I just kept it lying out where I could see it because I was determined to sew up something with it. So here is my new pair of currently trending stylish trousers.
I had to add 4 cm to the pattern length. I will not wear wide-legged short trousers, as I think I look short enough. And I prefer the option of rolling up hems to wishing I had more hem to let down.
The fun part was all the hardware for the belt. I added a front fly zip instead of the side zip suggested by Burda.
And a close up of the very deep patch pockets.
I like these. I may make another pair from a drapier, softer fabric in my go-to favourite deep chocolatey brown. Yum!
And now the top: Burdastyle 3-2019-103.
About the fabric: I purchased a Liberty Art Fabric dress by Lord & Taylor a few years ago on clearance. It was missing it’s belt, but I absolutely loved the print (if anyone knows the name of it, please let me know, because I cannot find anything other than “Tropical” in all my sleuthing.) The only place I have found anything remotely close to it was at Shaukut’s website in the UK, and so I purchased this length of silk-cotton voile, but the colourway is different from the dress. After looking at it sitting beside my loden fabric, I decided they looked good together, and, since I wanted something easy to sew that would be a showcase for the fabric, and rescue it from ‘stash sentencing’, I compulsively traced it off and sewed it up.
I made some changes:
- raised the CF by 5 cm
- forward shoulder adjustment 1.5 cm
- sloped shoulder adjustment 1.5 cm
The pattern calls for a belt with carriers. I just cut the belt – a little shorter due to my 1 yard of fabric! – and will wear it around my neck, or as a belt, depending on the day.
Have you done any compulsive, impulsive or inexplicable-without-any-forethought sewing lately?
26 thoughts on “trendy burdastyle march 2019 outfit”
Fabulous. I’m enjoying those loose fitted tops as it removes the need for most fitting adjustments. I am working on my stash and have recently made up 3 new tops.
I love the looser fitting silhouettes these days, too. Less fitting indeed!
Those are great! Burda has the best trouser patterns.
I completely agree with you on the Burda trouser patterns.
Such a cute outfit! I love it and it reminds me of you. The print top is so pretty, but it’s femininity is grounded and made modern with the trouser.
Thanks! It’s one of those impulse makes that just works!
I was so inspired by yours that I checked out the magazine and found a few other things to make too. Yes, I’m copying your outfit, but in different colors…
Yay for inspiration! I really liked that particular issue.
So, I bought the issue, in French. My french is pretty rusty, even though I lived there! Sewing is sewing though, so that helps. But, I thought that Burda patterns did not come with seam allowances – and I think I translated that the blouse did have them. Did you need to add seam allowances?
Hi, Suzanne! I apologize for the late reply. I confess I didn’t translate anythingfrom the instructions. It seemed so simple a pattern that I traced, cut and sewed! And I did make the assumption that I needed to add seam allowance.
wait, I did mistranslate.
I love your trousers and blouse. I really like the change of putting the zip in the front of the pants. Hope you can post photos of you modeling it sometime.
Putting the zip in the front just made more sense, given the utilitarian character of the fabric. And it’s just easier!
Fabulous outfit. I made that trouser pattern for Felicity and had to add extra length too. Great top. I been doing quite a bit of spontaneous sewing lately guided by my fabric styash and it is fun. Best for dresses though – much potential for orphans with separates
Oh! that fabric for the top is beautiful and the style of the trousers is very nice! A lovely outfit!
Nice outfit. The Liberty fabric must be so nice to handle. I splurged on some Tana lawn recently and have to find the perfect blouse pattern.
Tana lawn is one of my favourite fabrics to sew 😍
Yes, that is the top.
Any photos? Will have to web search to see what the patterns are 😏🤪
I’ve added them now. Oops!
I can’t see any photos, did you put any in the post (otherwise know as has my PC thrown a wobbly) or is it not me?
I was just about to say the same!
I’ve edited the post with photos! 🙂