Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Notes on a Pattern - Burda 6879 and Vogue 1436


Last week I finished my wearable muslin for Burda pants 6879 (will review soon).  I bought this pattern because of the pockets, the overlay on the front pant and back yoke design.

The Pockets -


The pockets are much like the pockets you see on jeans, the opening is below the waistband instead of at the side upper hip.  In recent years, I've had issues with pockets that open at the hip.  The small "pot in my belly" causes the pocket to stand out.  I hate that look.



But against my better judgement, last year I made another pair of side pocket pants.  And the unattractive pocket opening stood out like a sore thumb.  Quickly, I added a buttonhole and button to close the gaping pockets.  Their must be a better way to resolve the gaping side pocket.

So Burda 6879 is one quick fix solution.  I came up with the "idea" of transferring this pocket design to other pants that I like.  My first attempt is with Vogue 1436.  I'm making these pants next week.


Overlay on the Front Pant -

The overlay is just another design element to jazz up a pair of pants.  It gives you the option to use lace or stretchable leather/suede in a contrast fabric.  Great design option.

Back Yoke -

There two pattern pieces for the back yoke.  The finished yoke has three sections: two sides and a center piece.  It's another great design option as well as an opportunity to make no hassle adjustments.  With most jean or back yoke patterns the back of the pant stand away from my waist.  The side and center york are join wear you would make a dart.  So it's easy to make deeper seam allowances without distorting the look of the yoke.  This is another option I will use for back yoke pants.

That's all for now.

Happy Sewing!
Cennetta



12 comments:

  1. No matter what, I can't get those slash pockets to lie flat. I've left them off my last couple pair.

    I did discover recently that V1051 has in-seam welts where the waistband and pants meet and I think I'm going to try that technique.

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    1. Great. I stay on the look out for your review. Thanks.

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  2. With both a stomach and a high round hip I cannot wear a side front pocket either. I took Sarah Veblen's pants fitting class and asked her about a solution and basically she said there isn't one. The jeans style pocket works the best. I like this one and will peruse my collection of Burda because I am sure there are pocket like this that I can overlay on my tnt pattern.

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    1. Oh No! I was hoping for some information from ours that might help anyone with the same issue. Thanks.

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  3. Great information on that yoke. I think I'll start using the same technique for all my jeans and yokes pants.

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    1. Hi Andrea. Thanks. I think the york design is a great solution for gaping jeans.

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  4. I always learn something new and interesting when I visit. This is a great tip and can be added to skirts as well as pants. I would love to try that on a skirt!

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  5. Thanks, Carolyn. I was so happy to find this pattern.

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  6. Looking forward to seeing your finished version - I am just about to trace this Burda pattern tomorrow. Back yokes do always make a back sit nicely.

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  7. I just got back from purchasing this pattern at Joanns. I have been looking for a pattern with these exact pockets for a few years. It is all I will wear in RTW, because the pockets lie flat. I have talked to a few pattern designers and they don't like these pockets- claim that stuff falls out of them. Well then why are they so popular in jeans and RTW? I could probably draft my own but have been trying to figure out what to do with the front darts. Now I can just move the top of this pattern to other pants. And the back yoke will be a better fit. Thanks!

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    1. Great, Patricia. I'm glad the information is helpful.

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