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Black flared jeans

Added Jan 29, 2017

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






Initially I wanted a replacement for my black skinny jeans that are turning grey, then I saw the weather woman on Norwegian TV in black flares that are hugging all the way from the waist to the knee then flaring down and loved that style!

Searched the pattern world for a long time before my decision fell on Mimi G Style skinny jeans for Simplicity (pattern #8222 which also included a cool bomber jacket). Used size 12 curvy for my size 38 waist/size 40 hips frame and it turned out perfect!

Apart from modifying the skinny legs to flared legs, I haven’t deviated from the instructions at all. I used grey denim thread for topstitching instead of black, and I love the fit but there are a few things I might do differently if I use it again:
- Push the back pockets a little bit further out from the middle back.
- Make the belt loops narrower (This could be my fault as I haven’t printed the whole piece. They had it split over 6 pages with nothing else! What a waste of paper!)
- And most importantly, hide the zipper a bit more, it ended up being too close to the center front so it shows a bit.
- And be neater when fixing the bottom of the inner waistband…

But I recommend this pattern and will probably use it again myself to make all kinds of jeans in the future(well, those kinds that are fitted from the waist to the knees…skinny…flared…straight, not boyfriend).

And as I started blogging again, I’ve blogged about these over 2 entries: Project Jeans and Project jeans – part 2 :)

Material Notes

Stretchy denim (60% cotton, 37% polyester, 3% elastan)
Patchwork cotton for pocket linings (100% cotton)




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Feb 18, 2017, 08.18 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Looks very… jeansy! I like such models, too. It is clear you managed sewing the pants greatly. Both fitting and modifications are nice and well-made. The pattern suits you very well.

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      Feb 19, 2017, 07.34 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Oksana! I’m really happy with this pair and will definitely use this pattern again :)

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    Feb 3, 2017, 07.04 PMby liliv-1

    The perfect pair of jeans! I’ m a big fun of flared pants!

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      Feb 4, 2017, 03.25 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much! Travelled in them yesterday, super comfy too :)

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    Jan 30, 2017, 09.48 PMby Madcinderella

    Supersnygga, jag vill också sy mig ett par liknade jeans, tycker det är en jättesnygg modell! :D

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      Jan 31, 2017, 07.02 AMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk! dette var et godt mønster, jeg endret ingenting.
      Kjør på! Da gleder jeg meg til å se ditt par :D

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    Jan 30, 2017, 09.22 PMby Tzai

    the fit is excellent Maria and look fantastic on you, I’ve been postponed making jeans as I’m not in the mood of the fitting it will require, this pattern looks to have been made for curves so it goes directly in my list.

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      Jan 31, 2017, 07.00 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Aida! It took almost no fitting for me, just measured the pattern itself and chose what would fit my but and waist.
      The pattern comes with three back leg pieces, for slim, average and curvy which definitely helps :)

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    Jan 30, 2017, 12.25 PMby Beccki

    Oh your so brave doing jeans and they have turned out fantastically, they fit great and i like the grey topstitching. Love the blog too, nice read.

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      Jan 30, 2017, 01.04 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki :) You should try too, it’s easier than I thought as long as the sewing machine can cope with it.
      Thanks for taking a look at the blog as well :)

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    Jan 30, 2017, 11.00 AMby Mary Athey

    These are fab and the fit on you is superb. What a great looking pair of jeans. Mimi G patterns are great aren’t they xx

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      Jan 30, 2017, 01.03 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Mary :)
      I’ve only tried this one by Mimi G and I love it, it did encourage me to try more.

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      Jan 31, 2017, 07.42 AMby Mary Athey

      I bought two of mimi g"s patterns, a jumpsuit and a dress and they look fab made up x

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      Jan 31, 2017, 01.14 PMby Maria Hayek

      Oh yeah, I remember the jumpsuit, it looked really good!

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    Jan 29, 2017, 11.18 PMby Maria Loupa

    Maria these jeans fits you great and i like this style. Its easy to wear . The last cuple of years we had only skinny jeans.

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      Jan 30, 2017, 06.57 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Maria! True, there was a lot of skinny jeans, so it’s nice to finally have something different :)

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    Jan 29, 2017, 10.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Så flott! Sitter som støpt :)

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      Jan 30, 2017, 06.55 AMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :) Veldig fornøyd med disse selv :)

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    Jan 29, 2017, 09.10 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Wow! Excellent fit!

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      Jan 30, 2017, 06.54 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Elpida :)

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