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Sailor Trousers

by Pauline Alice

Hello Sailor!




This is my 1srt pair of trousers! Aren’t they cute? I am sure they are made to be worn by a tall model like in the Burda magazine (and not a very short girl like me) but they caught my eyes last year when the issue came out and I had to have them. It took some time (and I don’t even have the fabric excuse: I bought that denim fabric as soon as I opened the magazine and had it over a year in my stash especially for that purpose). I was scared of sewing trousers, here’s the truth!
The pattern is Burda 125 from April 2012, high waisted sailor pants with side button placket. The fit is easy to achieve as the legs are very wide. I didn’t make any change to the pattern, only hemmed the leg wayyyyyyyyyy higher:) The most difficult part is the back welt pocket, but as that wasn’t my first, I didn’t have any problem.
Do you like my photoshop tattoo?
The button placket is lined with a red and white cotton fabric I had left. Behind the placket, there is a zipper to close the trousers. This is a quite clever opening and a nice detail. Speaking about details, I added gold buttons with an anchor for an even more sailory touch!
As for the denim, it’s light and nice to work with. But way to warm to wear for more than 10 minutes with the weather we’re having this summer. But I’m sure that they will be perfect trousers for the fall…

sailor-trousers-sewing-pattern-4sailor-trousers-sewing-pattern-5I feel very “pin up” while wearing these trousers, they have a 1940’s vibe for me. With a tank top or a crop shirt tied on the front, they would look so cute! And very high heels of course!
I wish you a nice week!


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joellestlaurent 18 August, 2013 - 8:20 pm

You look amazing! Love the look on you, and the trousers makes you look really tall!

Pauline Guillet 19 August, 2013 - 6:28 am

Thanks Joelle! I was afraid they would make me look even smaller…

Sassy T 18 August, 2013 - 8:34 pm

You look fabulous. Am very short but I think it is how you work the clothes, and you look fabulous in them.

Pauline Guillet 19 August, 2013 - 6:30 am

Thanks Sassy T! I wore them with heels and they look better!

Valerie 19 August, 2013 - 12:04 am

Did you say that these are your first trousers? They are very cute, I like the button detail.

Pauline Guillet 19 August, 2013 - 6:31 am

Thank you Valerie! Yes, they are my first pair of pants, I'm very happy. I think I will make more now 🙂

Thewallinna 19 August, 2013 - 1:23 am

GIrl, you rock in this pair of trousers! Very clever idea for the photo shoot! Do you have the swimming pool in your building? For a moment I thought that the tattoo was real. I could not agree with you more about these trousers. I also had a crush on them when I received the April issue. In fact, I liked most of their Italian collection clothes from this magazine.

Pauline Guillet 19 August, 2013 - 6:36 am

Thanks Inna! I am lucky enough to have a swimming pool in my building (in Spain, very necesary). On this collection, I also had my eyes on the bolero, but I don't think I will ever have time to make them… How is the summer in Tokio?

Thewallinna 19 August, 2013 - 7:02 am

I think you should go for the bolero! It won't take you more time than the trousers! Lucky you to have a pool in the building. Unfortunately in Tokyo, only municipal or school pools are available because there is not enough space even for the buildings!

Sewing Princess 19 August, 2013 - 10:05 am

J'adore tes photos! Me encantan! Ce pantalon te va très bien. C'est incroyable tu en n´avais jamais fait. Je dois voir si j'ai ce numero de Burda…Moi aussi je suis petite (1,58) mais je trouve que les pantalons comme le tien elongent les jambes…même chose pour ces patte d'éléphant.

Pauline Guillet 19 August, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Merci Silvia! C'est marrant, je croyais que tu étais trés grande sur les photos! Maintenant, il me manque un haut pour aller avec le pantalon, haha…

Adrienne 19 August, 2013 - 11:10 am

Wow! I would have never guessed that these were your first trousers. Great job!

Pauline Guillet 19 August, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Thanks Adrienne! I plan on making some shorts now. Zipper fly: here I come!

Brahdelt 19 August, 2013 - 1:34 pm

I'm still scared to sew trousers, maybe because I have a big difference between waist and hips, and I'm not sure I'll be able to fit them properly on my figure. Yours look great, I love the colour and the side buttons! *^v^*
And you're absolutely right, a crop shirt tied on the front is a must with those trousers!

Pauline Guillet 20 August, 2013 - 8:09 am

Thanks! Then I MUST make a crop shirt! I remember seeing one in a previous Burda issue, I'll check it…

Donna Hensley 19 August, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Those are beautiful! I admired those when the magazine was released and your pair is definitely inspiring!

Pauline Guillet 20 August, 2013 - 8:10 am

Thank you Donna, that's so nice of you!

honigdesign 19 August, 2013 - 7:43 pm

Fabulous! Love the tattoo too – ha!

Pauline Guillet 20 August, 2013 - 8:11 am

Thanks! I just couldn't resist… I had to draw it (my mother called me the minute she saw the picture and asked me why I had a tattoo! She thought it was real, haha!)

Hormiguica 27 August, 2013 - 5:46 am

Me encantan!!! en qué número de burda salen? Una camisa anudada a la cintura creo que le quedaría genial.


Pauline Guillet 28 August, 2013 - 7:40 pm

¡Gracias! El Burda es de abril 2012. Si no lo tienes, está el enlace con el patrón en PDF en la página de Burdastyle.
Un besito.

Miren Telaria 2 September, 2013 - 8:19 am

Me encantan los pantalones de éste estilo!!! con su toque femenino y un tanto retro. Prueba superada!!!

Nayanadell 27 October, 2013 - 9:59 pm

Ahí están los pantalones que busco desde hace mucho!!! Me encantan!
Y en ti se ven aún más monos!

Houseof Philo 30 March, 2014 - 7:35 pm

WOW I love this cut, your pants look fabulous! I was looking for a pattern for such pants and this is a great inspiratoin. Have also ideas for the buttons. Yours, Philo

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