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Anita Chic

Added Apr 6, 2010

by ashchaser

Nashville, Tenne...






Since this was my first try at a pair of jeans, and for my clothing course, I did not want to go crazy with colors or seams or anything fancy: just wanted to make a plain pair of skinny jeans that I could wear. I had never before dealt with denim, a mock fly front(other than in samples) or fitted pants, so this was a total sewing adventure!
Ok so it might not sound exciting but it was for me. I used the Anita pattern from this site and I must have underestimated how small I am because I had to take out aLOT of the inseam, outseam, hem, and should have taken in the crotch, and the waistband down cause these pants are high waisted(for me atleast). At this point they do not fit as well as I would like around the hips and crotch, so someday I will fix that, but for now I will be lazy. I used the flower petal style patch pocket, which my class loved, added 2 uneven welt seams across the shins (to create the illusion of a flower stem with petals jutting out), and used a springy printed cotton to line the pockets.
For now I will make sure to wear long shirts with them and refuse to let my boyfriend call them mom jeans, because I’m proud!

Also these pictures are coincidentally my ode to Melonhead since we seem to have the same awesome yellow bush nearby, and I love her photography skills (mine not so much)!

Material Notes

This pattern was different from any other pants pattern I have used. The chronology of the seams was a bit confusing so I just went a little nuts after a while…



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Casual, Classic, Geek, Other, Rock
Cotton, Denim


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    Apr 6, 2010, 03.47 AMby prairieponygirl

    WoW! You did a great job. Way better than me. (I still haven’t put in zipper in.) I love how simple they are and the color.

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