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Anita jeans with a little plaid.

Added Oct 30, 2008

by camilaustral

Concepción, Chile






My first jeans ever! I’m SO proud because i think they look very professional :)

They are really the second pants i make, but the first ones were just fleece pijama pants (not even hemmed :D). I had problems with the sizing, acording to the chart i’m a 38 but when i cut the pieces and basted them (roughly) it was too big and like made my butt look flat, then i re-cut the pieces to a 36 and changed the back seam so is a little more “closed” at the top (i have no idea if that makes sense, the last picture kind of explain).

It worked pretty good, but they are a little too high waisted for my taste, but i’m definitely will make more anita jeans and fix it.

Thank you for reading, if you have any questions, i’ll be glad to answer.

Material Notes

cheap sparkly stretch denim (1.6 m);

my dad’s old plaid shirt;

hook and eye closure (the only kind of closure i found at home).





all mine!

and burdastyle too

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    Jun 21, 2009, 10.13 AMby clintow

    Cute! I dig your little zigzags on the belt loops.

    I actually had the same problem with the Anita pattern and, in fact, all the burda pants patterns I’ve used. I took out a good inch and a half from the back of the white jeans I just finished using an altered Anita pattern.

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    Dec 6, 2008, 09.22 AMby camilaustral

    once they stretch out they become more highwaisted, specially in the front :P

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    Nov 22, 2008, 06.20 PMby sew4my3

    Great jeans! I really like the plaid, it adds interest to the denim! I actually like the waist length for me but for you younger ladies it is probably uncomfortable. Regardless, these jeans look and fit much better than store brand jeans!

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    Oct 31, 2008, 11.53 PMby miss-g

    Wow, great detail. They fit really well too.

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    Oct 31, 2008, 07.56 AMby polychromatin

    They look cooool! I also want to make Anita jeans with green topstitching. Thanks for sharing your experiences with the back seam!

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    Oct 30, 2008, 11.05 PMby emilykate

    Aw man these are GREAT!!!! sparkly jeans! with plaid! I will have to try making some jeans with a fabric pocket-back but I don;t know where I would ever find sparkly denim!!!

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    Oct 30, 2008, 04.12 PMby tee88

    I think this is some fine work.. Wish I had the courage to take on clothing.. Fantastic job btw.

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