As you can see, big pleats growing out of a low wide yoke paired with narrow knee cuffs isn’t the most flattering combination! My daughter did warn me that they would probably be hideous when she saw the envelope photo. Out of the mouths of babes, right ? I did get some use for these as they were perfect to donate to a high school production of As You Like It.
|Rosalind on right.|
Burda 7463 above. Ugly but perfect for the character of Rosalind who was disguised as a boy! So consider this is a warning if you are considering making these ” knickers.” Make a test garment first. I think the photo on the patterns’ width in the legs was narrowed because mine looked like bloomers. Oh yes, and I have to add that the character of Rosalind is the sister of Maria who I made the wedding gown for. She is 5’9 and a size 4 or 2 probably so if they weren’t flattering on her I doubt they would look good on anyone! But they are great for a Shakespearean costume !