Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 04-06-118

SSS´11: Day 4

Pattern size:


Pattern type: 

Women’s cropped pants pattern with side zipper.


Recommend, with modifications

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

If you look past the alterations I did, yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

I didn´t really follow the instructions, as these were fairly easy pants to construct.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

What attracted me to this pattern in the first place was the cropped legs, and the fairly high rise of the waist.  What I didn´t love was the hem slits, so I just omitted them.

Fabric Used:

A stretchy  and soft denim fabric.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

As mentioned, I omitted the hem slits on the legs, and I didn´t include the belt that was designed for this pattern, it didn´t really go with the style I was looking for.

Burda 04-06-118 pant


Photo from Burda Magazine. 

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I might sew it again, perhaps in black, and this time include the belt. If you are looking for a basic straight legged pair of pants with side zipper closure, this is your pattern!


A nice and basic pants pattern that is easily adjustable and that´s got a classic look.

 Burda Magazine 04-06-118Side view





  1. Scruffybadger on 07/09/2011 at 19:20

    Whilst I am impressed by such a cute well fitting pair of trousers, guess what I’m most impressed by? Yay! Public photo along!!! Well done! Looking pretty relaxed!! And great backdrop. Well worth it x

    • Sølvi on 07/09/2011 at 23:10

      Hehe, well it´s easier with some support from my darling behind the camera. Alone with the tripod, on the other hand. Gaaahhh! That is the terror! 🙂

      Thank´s for the compliments, and go public photo-along! 🙂

  2. Debbie on 07/09/2011 at 20:00

    The trousers look good and a great fit. Definite staple item I think.

    • Sølvi on 07/09/2011 at 23:10

      Thanks, I´ve worn them lots since I made them!

  3. Catherine on 07/09/2011 at 21:19

    Wonderful looking trousers!

    • Sølvi on 07/09/2011 at 23:10

      Thank you!

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