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Added Dec 3, 2007

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Stylish and flattering, the Anita straight leg jeans have finally sauntered their way into our pattern catalog. These jeans sit perfectly below your waist and above your hips, and are tapered from the thighs down. They even have two back pocket options, in addition to the classic jeans 5th pocket! Make a pair or two, or even three, because everyone knows you can never have enough pairs of jeans!

Material Notes

Gray stretch denim, jeans buttons and studs, zipper



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Punk, Rock
Cotton, Denim



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    Dec 22, 2010, 08.04 PMby joclin

    What are the finished waist measurements for the various sizes?

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      Dec 23, 2010, 12.21 AMby joclin

      I just went ahead and measured the top edge of the waistband pieces. Whoever uses this should probably check if I subtracted all the SA correctly.

      size 42 = 34 7/8 in.
      size 40 = 33 1/4 in.
      size 38 = 31 1/4 in.
      size 36 = 30 in.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 11.42 PMby lauraemillar

    Part b of step six does not make an ounce of sense to me, could someone please explain it in better terms?

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      Jul 21, 2010, 03.51 PMby Jodi Wade

      Sew the yoke and the back pant piece together, right sides facing. Zigzag or serge that seam and then press it down towards the pant piece. Then top stitch it (sew it 0.7 cm away from the seam line). This top stitching will hold the seam allowances down so it stays nice and flat. I hope this makes sense to you now.

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      Jul 26, 2010, 11.31 PMby lauraemillar

      Thanks so much! I have it figured out now.
      I feel kinda dumb about it now XD

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    Feb 23, 2010, 08.58 PMby s0mmer

    Something weird is going on with your crotch curve. It’s not visible in the model pics but is obvious in the member photos. These would be really cute if they fit us like they fit the model :p

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    Jan 11, 2009, 04.13 AMby neurolempicka

    Is the model wearing it oversize? Because it seems to be fitting snugger on the user submitted creations.

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    Sep 7, 2008, 03.17 PMby jules80

    wow those look great! hope i can make those someday!!

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    Jul 8, 2008, 07.43 PMby holly-chan

    yay im so excited to try them!

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    May 17, 2008, 12.29 AMby enrichntn

    thanks so much,,,that just i want and try immediately,,,very glad

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    Dec 13, 2007, 11.56 AMby staticstasy

    The fabric here is very frustrating! The only jean material I can find is this horrible very bright blue thick stuff! If anyone knows where to get nice fabric in Athens it would be appreciated!

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      May 10, 2010, 08.39 PMby megneh

      I don’t know about Athens, but I got stretch denim for $5.99/yard that looked EXACTLY identical to my Rock & Republic jeans (minus the distressing) from Vogue Fabrics in Illinois. You can buy swatches and fabric from them online. 2 1/2 years after your post, I’m not even sure you’re still looking.

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    Dec 6, 2007, 08.40 AMby squirrellypoo

    hurrah for jeans! I’m digging the non-traditional back pockets, too. I’ve made lots of jeans from one particular Burda WOF pattern and I LOVVVVE them.

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    Dec 5, 2007, 10.18 PMby jeffrey

    I’m a guy – I might make these for myself

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    Dec 4, 2007, 08.35 AMby staticstasy

    Exactly what I wanted! And grey too!!!!! Yay! Just one question: how can I lower the waist a little bit? :) Thanks!

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    Dec 4, 2007, 03.41 AMby gilap

    I know what my next project will be…

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    Dec 4, 2007, 12.28 AMby cheepos

    Oooops! sorry about that :b

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    Dec 4, 2007, 12.22 AMby cheepos

    wow it does look good! thank you girls! just one question:would it still work so nicely with some cady fabric instead of the jeans?

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    Dec 3, 2007, 04.45 PMby silverrain-x

    Oh wow! Just a few days ago, I bought some stretch denim, with the intent on making new jeans by altering a regular pant pattern, but now I don’t have to! Such perfect timing, and I absolutely love this pattern! Thanks Burdastyle!

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    Dec 3, 2007, 02.05 PMby nikkishell

    Oooh, just what i wanted!

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    Dec 3, 2007, 12.42 PMby mellu

    A JEANS! Love you, this will be made soon by me^^

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    Dec 3, 2007, 11.42 AMby nehmah

    My granddaughter will be thrilled. I might even try a pair for the grandson, after I raise the waistline. A manly pair as it were, and snug enough I won’t view his unders! Nehmah

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    Dec 3, 2007, 11.27 AMby petchy

    Oh!! these look great!! gonna have to try this pattern :)

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    Dec 3, 2007, 11.07 AMby zahra

    yay! i love these!!!!!!

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    Dec 3, 2007, 11.04 AMby pinkhibiscus

    Yay~~skinny jeans~~ and nice pockets!! Thanks for the pattern.

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