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.