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Jeans that fit!

Added Feb 3, 2010

by elainemay

Aachen, Germany






I hate shopping for jeans because I can never find a pair that fits my short, short legs! (Kids jeans don’t work because I am kid-sized but not kid-shaped.) Enter the wonderful and wildly popular Jalie 2908 pattern for stretch jeans. Finally, jeans that fit, flatter, and don’t look (too) homemade! I’m never going to engage in the futile process of jeans shopping again :D

These are made up in dark stretch denim and topstitched with navy topstitching thread. Also used a jeans button and rivets.

More details on these and my PG-13 tribute to them on my blog.

Material Notes

stretch denim, Gutermann topstitching thread




Garment Type

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    Mar 10, 2010, 08.49 AMby lilo

    YES they fit! I also tried to make jeans from my block trouseres pattern, but I didn’t yet succeed well enough (the crotch is too wide for a stretchy fabric and my alterations are just not good enough yet. But I’ll get there some day). Anyway, knowing how much fiddeling a GOOD fir requires, great job!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 11.17 PMby monicacaroline

    these are hot!

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    Feb 13, 2010, 06.40 AMby sarahsthreads

    Beautifully done! Very impressive.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 12.55 PMby elegantmusings

    Bravo! I’ve been meaning to make my own jeans for years and just haven’t worked up to it yet. Yours look so professional!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 12.55 PMby elegantmusings

    Bravo! I’ve been meaning to make my own jeans for years and just haven’t worked up to it yet. Yours look so professional!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 11.28 PMby Erin E

    As always, very nicely done! And I loved your blog post about them :)

    Btw, I featured your jeans on my blog:


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    Feb 8, 2010, 05.52 PMby sarahmcclelland

    Just wanted to thank you for making my day – just went to your blog and it had me laughing out loud at work after a hard few weeks, including indefinite separation from my sewing machine and stash (!!!??ARG!) due to house moving fiasco. Love your creations and comments and look forward to following your blog and or nemesiss (nemeses?) blogs too! AND I will make those jeans ….one day…

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    Feb 7, 2010, 03.32 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    you are inspiring me to attempt a pair of jeans. now MINE WILL DEFINITELY LOOK HOMEMADE!! yours are top notch!!

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    Feb 5, 2010, 04.06 PMby sunnilj9

    My dear, these are simply the bees knees! They look fantastic and they are a perfect fit!

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    Feb 5, 2010, 12.24 PMby oddoneout

    You are right, the fit on these is great! Congrats on such a great job!!

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    Feb 5, 2010, 08.39 AMby sew4my3

    Just the right amount of stretch in all the right places. This jean is a classic style with updated contemporary touches. Got to love them!

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    Feb 5, 2010, 07.31 AMby benew

    jeans that fit PERFECTLY! No one can tell you that you don’t look smokin’ in these.

    jealousy points earned: +3 points.

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    Feb 4, 2010, 10.37 PMby dewreb

    Wow! I can imagine that sewing jeans would be quite a challenge! This look great! Way to go!

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    Feb 4, 2010, 05.36 AMby amarie

    You looks so long and lean here! Who needs Gap? Or Citizens of Whatever… Very nicely done.

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    Feb 4, 2010, 05.02 AMby 5294sandras

    Your jeans look good!!! You have given me the incentive to make a pair!!!

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    Feb 4, 2010, 04.00 AMby scheryka

    Your jeans are amazing! I just cut out this same pattern today. I am going to make a pair for my 5 year old 1st. If I mess up too bad, I wouldn’t have lost a whole lot of fabric! If all goes well, I am going to make mine. I’ll post daughter’s in the very near future.

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    Feb 4, 2010, 01.33 AMby nenasew

    They do fit. They look awesome. Great pair of jeans.

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    Feb 4, 2010, 12.45 AMby allygally

    WOW! You did an amazing job on these! They look gorgeous on you, and the sewing looks so expert!

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    Feb 3, 2010, 10.45 PMby marykej

    These look amazing!!! Indeed it is horrible to find proper jeans that fit, but these seem perfect :)

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    Feb 3, 2010, 10.32 PMby Natalia *

    Too cold for an outdoor photo shoot? Haha. Great job. These look fantastic.

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      Feb 3, 2010, 11.11 PMby elainemay

      Thanks! Hahah, it’s never too cold for an outdoor photo shoot! It was, however, too dark for one :)

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    Feb 3, 2010, 10.21 PMby lie

    Nice one!

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    Feb 3, 2010, 10.21 PMby sewneenee

    Great job, your jeans look amazing!

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    Feb 3, 2010, 10.01 PMby ichigogirl

    Wow, amazing jeans! The fit really is great, and I love the wide legs and dark colour. Great work!

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    Feb 3, 2010, 09.44 PMby hyunjoo

    Great job! I don’t see often jeans made this well!

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    Feb 3, 2010, 09.02 PMby bijouxbetty

    Jeans that also look GREAT on you. You have got the fit Puuurfect. amazing!

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