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With Pants Month coming to an end, so does my pants Mash Up! These jeans turned out great and I love the retro vibe they have with the color of denim to fit and embroidery. Read on to see more pictures of my finished embroidered jeans from the 10/2017 issue…

I used our Pleat Trousers pattern for these and sewed them in a denim with slight widthwise stretch. I topstiched all seams with topstitching tread to compliment the denim, and also embroidered along the side seam of one of the legs. These pants close with a side seam zipper that I made go up to the top of the waistband, and then further secured with a hook and eye. For the hem, I utilized the selvedge edge fray on the denim and made a cuff that I attached and topstitched at the bottom. This is how they turned out:







My favorite part of these jeans is the pockets and pleats! I also like the high waistline that allows me to wear crop tops with these pants. I usually wear bottoms with tighter legs, but I like the looser, straight leg silhouette of these as it adds to the retro flair. I would definitily make these again in a fabric more like the pattern. I unfortunately didn’t make this top, but I do love it and a similar knotted style can be found on this top pattern.

Want to make these for yourself? Click the images below to see my sewing tutorial posts:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

The end of one Mash Up always means that a new one is also going to start from the next issue of BurdaStyle! I just received my 11/2017 issue in the mail and I have been flipping through to see which sewing pattern I want to Mash Up for November. I have it whittled down to these two styles. A top and a blazer… Let me know in the comments section which pattern you think I should make next month. I won’t be posting until November 15th because I will be in Italy on our 9 day fashion tour with Craft Tours. I’ll be posting recaps of my adventures here on the Burda blog, so make sure you check back to see what I have been up to.

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Happy Sewing!



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    Nov 1, 2017, 12.57 AMby LEM624

    Your embroidered pants are amazing. Hem original and refreshing as well as technically perfect. Embroidery placement (always a challenge when multiple) a sheer joy.

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    Nov 1, 2017, 12.50 AMby LEM624

    Blazer, please. I’m not a blazer person but this one is human.

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    Oct 28, 2017, 06.48 AMby hello Itsme

    the pants look awesome, i want a embroidery machine badly! the top matches them well! xx

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    Oct 28, 2017, 12.38 AMby JubulientMumma

    Go holiday glam with the blouse! Enjoy your trip!

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    Oct 27, 2017, 06.59 PMby melmeum

    blazer please. i’d like to see how you do the lapels. cheers!

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    Oct 27, 2017, 03.36 PMby JOCELYNEH

    the top with transparent sleeves please

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    Oct 27, 2017, 01.36 AMby Mycreation

    I vote for the blazer too. The jeans are cute.

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    Oct 26, 2017, 05.16 PMby purplefan

    Happy travels, Meg and do take some of your Burda clothing on vacation too! Looking forward to your trip recap later.

    Love the embroidery designs on your pants project!

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    Oct 26, 2017, 02.18 PMby Evmorales

    OMG these are super cute. Terrific job (stating the obvious, of course). After making the shorts for the certification class I dare to make these…

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    Oct 26, 2017, 02.04 PMby Dmorley

    Blazer please!!!

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    Oct 26, 2017, 05.44 AMby Maria Hayek

    The pants turned out really great! I like them and think they suit you :) For November: I love this blazer and would love to see it being made!

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    Oct 25, 2017, 08.26 PMby calatrava92

    They are great ! I feel they would benefit from a shorter hem, a hem that would reveal your ankles just like in the photo of the original pants. Anyway just a thought, great job!

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    Oct 25, 2017, 07.26 PMby Maira70

    I vote for the top :)

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