- The pattern had clear directions and was easy to follow.
- The garment came together quickly.
- The garment has amazing details that add so much interest to both the sewing process and the finished product.
- My color combination and contrast fabric choice work together to make me so happy.
Things I'd Change Next Time? (And yes, there will be a next time and soonly!)
- I'd make the zipper fly differently, the way I was taught in college. The pattern pieces would be the same, just the order of construction would be different.
- I'd skip the contrast front pockets and only use the contrast for the front pocket lining. Design fail on my part, but I love the pants anway.
- I'd use a fabric with a tighter weave. The loose weave of the cotton I chose made the pants a little more fiddly to sew than a nice twill would have, so I'm planning twill for the next pair.
Ideas For My Next Pair?
- I'm jonesing for this elephant patterned twill that I saw online at Fabric.com. I think it would make fantastic pants, especially with a contrast bias in a crazy color like lime green or day-glo orange.
- A cranberry colored twill with a rusty orange colored contrast bias.
- A navy blue twill with a fishy patterned contrast fabric for the cargo pockets and no bias seams.
This pattern can be used so many ways - I'm really pleased!
Now for my next project, another pair of Burda pants, with a false fly and elastic waist. My little guy is potty training so easy-on pants are a must these days! They aren't as cute as the Coastal Cargos though, so I'll be making another pair of those next week!