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Indigo Jeans with cherry-red Top Stitching

Added Aug 5, 2010

by Nessa *

Adelaide, Australia






Indigo Anita Jeans with red topstitching…
I was sooo happy to find the Anita jeans pattern on Burda, after my favourite type were discontinued (Hmmmph!). I followed the pattern reasonably closely, but altered the fit a little for a slight boot-cut, and did my own thing with the rear-pockets. I also lined the back-yoke.
I really do love the fit of these jeans and they are very comfortable, I would absolutely recommend giving jeans a go!

Material Notes

Mid-weight indigo Denim
Cherry-red topstitching thread




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

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    Jun 14, 2011, 01.06 PMby rogue-cellist

    Was it difficult to modify the pattern to a bootcut? You’ve encouraged me to give them a go. I just need to clear the rest of my sewing list first lol

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      Jun 16, 2011, 02.35 AMby Nessa *

      I would definitely encourage you to give the Anita jean a go – a year on and I still wear these jeans frequently. Best. Jeans. Ever.
      I didn’t modify the pattern at all, although I should have. I just made them up according to my usual Burda size, but they were Waaay too big!
      I then fitted them by sewing straight up the outside seam, and cutting away the excess fabric (!!) my sewing/fitting technique has much improved in the past year lol.

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      Jun 24, 2011, 01.42 PMby rogue-cellist

      note to self- go down a few sizes on the pattern… I’m no expert at fitting pants!

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    Aug 5, 2010, 11.44 PMby missdandy

    Your finished Anita jeans really make me want to try to make a pair for myself!

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      Aug 5, 2010, 11.47 PMby Nessa *

      You absolutely should – these were my first pants ever, and they worked out perfectly (with just a few alterations).

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    Aug 5, 2010, 09.00 PMby quixoticpixels

    Your jeans look great!

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      Aug 5, 2010, 11.35 PMby Nessa *


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    Aug 5, 2010, 04.13 PMby tamezdc

    Great job!! You look like a million bucks!!

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      Aug 5, 2010, 11.35 PMby Nessa *

      Woah! A million bucks? I’ll take it!! Thank you : D

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    Aug 5, 2010, 08.43 AMby elinl

    Really nice, and inspiring!

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      Aug 5, 2010, 11.38 PMby Nessa *

      Thanks so much! I wasn’t actually sure about the indigo/red colour combination, but my decision was confirmed when I saw your Bella pants (I was also tossing up between Anita or Bella jeans!).

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    Aug 5, 2010, 08.23 AMby nessys

    Wow – I can’t believe how quickly you whipped these little babies up!!! One minute you were in Lincraft (I was there today myself – got my 50% off! – thanks for the tip off!) the next you are modeling these gorgeous jeans!! Good for you Honey!! That red top-stitching is a really lovely accent, they look fab, and boot cut is always flattering. PS that inside print is really cool too! I love these jeans!

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      Aug 5, 2010, 08.37 AMby Nessa *

      Glad to hear you made good use of the Lincraft sale :)
      Haha, to be honest, necessity is the mother of invention… my (previously) fave jeans developed a rather immodest rip in the seat, so I needed some new ones pronto!
      You should give jeans a go – they were much easier to sew than I imagined, and who can refuse a perfectly-fitted pair of jeans for $30??

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    Aug 5, 2010, 07.30 AMby keren

    Awesome! Did you use real denim or a stretch type of fabric? Do you need a special tool to connect those metal circle thingies on the pockets, or do you sew them on?

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      Aug 5, 2010, 07.35 AMby Nessa *

      It is denim, with some stretch, so a cotton/elastine blend. I am thinking maybe 98% cotton, 2% elastine??

      I just bought the rivets from my local fabric store – they came in a pack of 10, with a tool to attach them by bashing with a hammer!

      The jeans were surprisingly easy to sew, and just required some care and patience while top-stitching.

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    Aug 5, 2010, 06.38 AMby norskie

    Fabulous job and great fit!

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      Aug 5, 2010, 11.32 PMby Nessa *

      Thank you.

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