Ooo ugly no? Yeah well I should have known really. They are just leggings but with a zip and darts. What?! These are particularly awful as they are an unaltered size 38 and fit very very badly indeed but even so, nice they are not.
[For the record I like leggings but lycra is needed and darts are not. Nor zippers.]
I do love Merche’s leatherette version wherein they magically become fabulous skinny trousers without even a whiff of leggings-with-a-zip. I think they’d work in a decent medium weight stretch denim or twill but as I don’t have any of these in my cupboard I shall have to wait.
Note to self – look at the BurdaStyle.com garment picture more closely next time…
Still I did learn that Burda used the same (or very similar) block for these as for my previous trousers, so next time I come across BS pants I’ll probably be able to do the same alterations. Useful to know.
Ed: Um after looking at the photos again I realised that I couldn’t do the same alterations after all. Not quite. Oh well.