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Jailbird Janina

Added Dec 3, 2007

by kallers

Lewisburg, Penns...






My Janina from the sew-along. I finally got around to taking them in a bit more on the sides and added some front pleats to take them in a little more. All in all I calculated that I took in the waist a total of 2.5 inches, and they still are a bit big! So, measure those Janina waistband pieces and make sure they match your measurements before you make these pants (which are really easy to make when you don’t have to continually alter them!)

Material Notes

fairly thick linen/cotton (thrift store or yard sale), black piping (love those pockets!), and a thrifted button.





burdastyle for the pattern, nikkishell’s sew along for the motivation, and EmilyKate for suggestions on alterations

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    Aug 17, 2013, 09.51 PMby ndimi

    I’m thrilled to discover someone else who made the Janina too big. Mine are 4" too big, so I gave them away and have to make another (smaller) one.

    I do love the Janina though.

    Love your “jailbird” reference. Draw arrows between the lines, add a top, and use them for Halloween? :)

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