Oh dear me! I was feeling all smug with myself and super-duper prepared. I really thought that I was ahead of schedule on Sunni's Trouser Sewalong - but not so it seems :( !
On Sunday evening I spent a *happy 2 hours tracing out the pattern #127 from the July 2010 issue of BurdaBurda's Tall sizes 72-88). The size I painstakingly copied was the biggest size this pattern goes up to (NB: the size 88 is same as their regular height women's size 44).
Link: Burda Style - Size Chart (this link is from their German website, the link is to the English translation by Google) the chart [I believe] should apply to Burda Pattern Envelopes, as well as the patterns posted in the magazines.
However, I'd just blithely assumed it would be big enough for me. Having re-measured myself tonight a dawning realisation came upon me... I've *ahem* put on a
Right then, as I've never **graded trousers before I decided I needed a similar pattern pronto, but in my size :) I quickly flicked through my modest stash of magazines, and my fingers brought me to the Burda Plus Autumn/Winter 2010 issue:
and trouser pattern number 406/407:
Burda Plus Pattern 407 Technical Drawing - Burda Plus Pattern 406
So the plan is Wednesday evening to trace out Pattern 406/407 (the pattern pieces are the same for both - excepting a difference in pocket styles) and try to catch-up, or I'll end up like the Selfish Seamstress and it'll be No pants for me :(
*Strangely I seem to enjoy tracing - even if it does takes me ages LOL!
**I do own a lovely grading book but I've yet to read it and as a beginner I'm not ready to whisk up a new pattern-size overnight, so this will wait a little while longer to get tested.