produzentin.com turned 4 last week. I want to say thank you to all you wonderful readers out there by giving you a little present which involves the pants I’m wearing above.
The pants are from the latest Bernhard Willhelm collection. I was at the fashion show in Paris in January. They’re in the 5th picture from the top, the model in the coat watering the bucket is wearing them.
Get your own Bernhard after the jump.
Reverse Engineering New Bernhard
Recently, Mary was on a trip through Europe. I was very happy when she returned to Toronto because she had brought a new pair of Bernhard pants for me. As you can see, they have an amazing cut. We thought the pattern for this one must be simple but very clever. Our reverse engineering project was born. We talked to Bernd about the pants. Within minutes, he had figured it out. He is a model for a good reason.
After Bernd had turned the pants inside out, he laid them flat out with their seams straightened. It was clear right then, that pants were cut from two identical pieces of fabric sewn together in an intertwining way around the waist and crotch.
Quickly, Bernd prepared a paper model of the pants, which confirmed his thesis.
So, here we go, find the paper model below. The measurements are for a size medium. The pants don’t have a zipper or buttons, just two pockets on the very side and a stretchy waist. Get your sewing machines ready and sew the legs together where the dotted and the straight lines match.
a – 15 1/2 inch – 39 cm
b – 16 1/4 inch – 41 cm
c – 41 1/4 inch – 105 cm
d – 6 1/2 inch – 16.5 cm
Now, have fun with your new pants. Make them a whole collection.