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Anita Shorts

Added Jan 31, 2008

by wendyxo

Geelong, Australia






I made these as part of the sew along, even though I was a bit slow and the sew along has already finished. This did work in my favour as I was able to see everyone else’s creations and use their tips. The most obvious change I made to the pattern was making them knee length. I also fashioned some cuffs copied from some similar length pants that I have. I made the belt loops a little narrower than on the pattern. The fit is quite snug (lucky for stretch) but still comfortable. I also used a green patterned fabric to line the front pockets and the inside of the waistband.

Material Notes

Black stretch denim with subtle herring bone stripe. Green patterned cotton fabric. Contrasting green thread. Silver jeans button. Silver rivets. Black heavy duty zip.





My husband for searching for rivets in Melbourne during his lunch break.

My husband for attaching the rivets after I gave up!

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    Oct 14, 2008, 03.30 PMby loreliz


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    Apr 3, 2008, 09.12 PMby reneebeth

    These look great!

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    Apr 2, 2008, 10.01 AMby shirliza

    I like your jeans, especially your version of the pockets!

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    Feb 1, 2008, 05.29 PMby wendyxo

    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I do love Australian summers, well in the southern parts anyway. I say bite the bullet and have a go with these jeans. They are not difficult, just a little time consuming with all the details (well for me anyway).

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    Jan 31, 2008, 03.56 PMby yoshimi

    I love them! You look great in them.

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    Jan 31, 2008, 12.54 PMby ruffie

    great pants i posted on the forum and asked for a pattern for 3/4 pants but had no answer, so i was over the moon to see this, i wear 3/4 pants alot as living in australia it does get warm and i find full length pants too hot to wear

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    Jan 31, 2008, 08.57 AMby guguluff

    Great work, very detailed. And they fit you so well…

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    Jan 31, 2008, 08.33 AMby lauriana

    I think it’s really well done! And I like that fabric a lot.

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    Jan 31, 2008, 06.16 AMby escorpio

    Wow! They look great, everything from fabric choice and alterations to execution and fit. They look wonderful on you.

    I agree with Sewlikecarolyn, I need some guts to dare and try pants.

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    Jan 31, 2008, 04.36 AMby sewlikecarolyn

    I have been trying to muster up enough guts to make Anita pants, seeing yours make me want to make two pairs, one in capri length, one full length… argh! where’s my courage when I need it! I think that they look wonderful on you and the topstitching is very well done. Great Job! and good for you for taking your time!

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    Jan 31, 2008, 04.05 AMby fashion1

    completely indeed with marijapo!! you look fab in it and they fit you perfect! i like the length a lot!

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    Jan 31, 2008, 03.28 AMby marijapo

    Your shorts look great on you! I envy you for living in such warm country. :)

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