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Flared Anita

Added Jul 2, 2008

by carottesauvage

London, United K...






I have always loved Jane Birkin’s flared jeans on Serge Gainsbourg album’s cover ‘Ballad of Melody Nelson’ (her and daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg are my style icons).Tight jeans are not really my thing anyway.Anita was the perfect pattern to modify.

I have widen up the leg at a 30 cm width, starting the increase underneath the leg.

I don’t think I’ll ever buy jeans again.

Material Notes

Light denim, golden thread and jeans thingies (pins?)







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    Jul 11, 2011, 02.00 PMby Diane Laidlaw

    I love this.. I just bough the patten and hope to make the same alterations as you did. Gonna buy me some fabric this week and get going. I am 5.9 and have a inverted triangle body shape. I have been told that flared jeans are best for my shape, and I really really adore wearing them… Gonna give it a go. Thanks for this post.

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    Jun 16, 2010, 02.44 PMby gingerninjauk

    I’ve been on a quest for the perfect flare for years, I’ve never topped a pair of Moto wide legged flares I bought from Topshop in the 90’s, so thank you very much for the inspiration. I’m gonna checkt his Anita Jean pattern out. I love Charlotte Gainsbourg’s style too, and they look good you :)

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    May 17, 2010, 03.07 AMby sandrabella

    i really wanted top rate it 5 stars but my computer is giving me trouble… sorry! they are really great!

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    Sep 29, 2008, 12.51 PMby loreliz

    they look soo cool! great jobbb

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    Jul 30, 2008, 08.21 PMby stellaamour

    finding fitted jeans is rare like miracle,you are clever. espaeially gainsbourg style. For you ,making jeans is faster than lookng for. I love your style and stiches which is like your signeture.

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    Jul 9, 2008, 08.48 PMby jeffrey

    un-believe-able – oh my!

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    Jul 7, 2008, 08.41 AMby deecrick

    Really good job – look great on you. I’m not a skinny jeans person either; you’ve inspired me to have a go at these myself.

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    Jul 4, 2008, 12.17 PMby toupinette

    very fashion and well made! suits you well! great job

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    Jul 3, 2008, 08.16 PMby keelysews

    Incredible!!! What a dream….never having to buy jeans again:)

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    Jul 3, 2008, 12.41 PMby jd98

    bravo! great alteration! I’ve got some black denim waiting… thanks for giving me le coup de pied au derrière that I needed! :)

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    Jul 3, 2008, 09.12 AMby milkyway

    What a nice pair of jeans!! the stitches look very pro. You did it well

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    Jul 3, 2008, 08.34 AMby naughtylittlepony

    If I had made those, I would never make jeans again either! I would probably only EVER make jeans! They are so cool! well done you.

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    Jul 3, 2008, 05.15 AMby emilykate

    Oh, you look GREAT!!!! I LOVE them!!!

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    Jul 2, 2008, 04.27 PMby yoshimi

    You did such a great alteration! These jeans suit you perfectly. I love your fabric choice, the color is very cool.

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    Jul 2, 2008, 01.48 PMby curlyxrt

    I LOVE these jeans… your variation of the wide leg is awesome! Skinny jeans aren’t for me, so you have inspired me to try to at least LOOK at the Anita pattern! Beautiful job!

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    Jul 2, 2008, 11.20 AMby polychromatin

    Really cool style! I’m also thinking about making jeans myself and I’ll definitly do them for winter!

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    Jul 2, 2008, 08.18 AMby lyndi

    wow these are brillinant & they look great on you – well done:) i have a long way to go before i make jeans but you have inspired me to make flared jeans as i prefer them to skinny legs & i never would have thought of altering the anita pattern – thank you:)

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    Jul 2, 2008, 08.02 AMby dianacirne

    great jeans! Fit you perfectly!!! Made ones for me and send for Portugal!!! Nice work!!! Don’t buy, make yourself!

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    Jul 2, 2008, 06.37 AMby smvphotography

    love them! such beautiful stitching, great lines!

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    Jul 2, 2008, 06.27 AMby lybu

    I love your version. It’s professional made. I agree with JJ, your stitches are perfect.

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    Jul 2, 2008, 05.57 AMby pussygalore2906

    love them! and I can really tell where you come from concerning your style icons. definitly achieving your goal lol

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    Jul 2, 2008, 05.45 AMby miss-g

    They look far more comfortable then the “skinny leg” Anita jeans. I love your gold detailing.

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    Jul 2, 2008, 05.44 AMby jj1

    Wow, your stitches are all perfect. I alway admire people who can stitch perfectly on home sewing machine. You’re right, you should not buy jeans again!

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    Jul 2, 2008, 05.42 AMby luzie

    Wow, these jeans are cool! I’ve got the album too – you did a great job in copying the style!!! :-)

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    Jul 2, 2008, 05.40 AMby shirliza

    Wow! I love your jeans. I´m also working on Anita jeans in a varied version, but they will not such a wide leg as yours. You did really good work and inspired me to finish my jeans!

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