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Added Sep 4, 2007

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Climb into the wide leg Janina pants. With hip yoke pockets and a flattering fit, you’ll want to wear these to work and to play! Shown here in a medium-weight linen, but don’t hesitate to try a more tailored look with a fine wool or a more casual look with a smooth cotton sateen!

Material Notes

Plaid linen



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    Dec 9, 2010, 01.22 AMby dahlea

    I took time to fit the pattern to my measurements before cutting out the fabric. I lowered the waistband quite a bit and shortened them a lot. As long as you take the time to fit the pattern, it is quick and easy, and will fit when you’re done.

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    Nov 1, 2010, 10.17 PMby rachelnyc

    Attention sewers: Be sure to double check your waist measurement to the waistband of the pattern. Members have experienced inaccuracies with the measurements based on the size chart.

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    Jan 7, 2009, 02.01 PMby lynneinjapan

    Same experience here as koozithing – having measured myself carefully, I adjusted the pattern to give a size 42 at the waist and 44 everywhere else – and ended up with trousers that were still about 3 inches (7-8cm) too wide round the waist. Had to bodge a couple of post-manufacture darts to make them wearable. Having said that, I’m not an accomplished seamstress so it might be partly my error – but I don’t think I was THAT far wrong! Oh well, if I get pregnant then they should last me until at least half way through the pregnancy!

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    Dec 19, 2008, 05.30 AMby lotusforest

    Thanks for the discussion, peeps, which just shows that not only are all body sizes relevant, but so are all opinions.

    Looking at the pattern reviews, I see that most reviewers said that the pattern was too big for a Euro size 36, which is US 6, and actually wanted smaller sizes. I’m guessing that, like the model in the picture, a lot of sewers out there are actually that size. So it’s not that unusual, and actually I also am naturally this size, but being this size just more noticeable because it’s such a polemic. A total stranger asked me in the street the other day why I’m so thin. I would never have dreamed to ask her why she was her particular body weight (imagine!), so why was it okay for her to ask me or judge me?

    More comments, please. This is fascinating. Burda Style, anything to add?

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      Dec 14, 2010, 09.22 AMby possiblymaybeviolentlyhappy

      sadly strangers commenting is universal. And surely equally offensive to the recipient. I am constantly (and I mean CONSTANTLY) told by strangers that I look like Angelina Jolie, but fat, and I would be so pretty if I just lost weight. And then that disappointed face. All the time. Like, on the bus. Walking down the street. SO insulting. Some people just missing a sensitivity chip. I feel your pain sister. Anyway, back to the fashion…

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    Dec 9, 2008, 09.28 AMby koozithing

    I used this pattern to my ’size and the finished result turned out far to large and looked horrible! They took me ages to make and I was very disappointed with the result. Be wary if making these… this has happened to me with other patterns on this website :(

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    May 27, 2008, 05.04 AMby jerri255

    I think the model is absolutely georgeous and I happen to really like her body size, It takes all kinds to make the world so why should a thin model who is out there doing something great with her life have to stand the judgemental side of the world that I’m positive have their own faults. I agree with lucyloves that if you don’t know, you shouldn’t make comments, I mean are you really concerned over these girls health?… or maybe they intimidate you? What ever the reason …. everyone is equal. With love Jerri255

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    May 15, 2008, 03.43 PMby lucyloves

    I love the pants. I would also like to see a wider range of models. Yet…

    Frankly, I don’t think the models healthiness is really up to us to discuss. My close friend is possibly skinnier than this model, quite tall and I know she absolutly hates comments she gets from people. She is constantly being refered to as anorxic, which could understandably be distressing for a perfecltly healthy girl. Personaly, I believe that if you don’t know, you shouldn’t make comments.

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    Apr 3, 2008, 03.41 AMby nenasew

    Pants are adorable. Model is gorgegous. She shows off the pants beautifully but many women including myself look at this design and picture and do not see ourselves in them. I would also like to see models with dimensions that are more like most women (curvier and not so tall). I am with Polchromatin in thinking that models tend to be too thin.

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    Mar 25, 2008, 07.06 AMby polychromatin

    I must also say, that I find the model a way too thin. She’s a really beautiful girl, but when I look at her, I have the wish to help her. Of course there are girls, who are naturally thin, but you have to admit, that there are suprisingly many of them in the model business, mh? I don’t know and don’t have the right to judge, whether this girl is healthy or not, but I would really appreciate it, if Burda would hire more models, who have more curves. Look at the members here at Burdastyle, the minority is THAT thin.

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    Mar 13, 2008, 02.53 AMby swampduck

    Yes the model is thin but, Lilo, did it occur to you that maybe she’s naturally thin? I was a skinny teenager and wanted curves. Now (many years later) I’m a curvy mum but as long as we’re healthy does it matter so much whether we’re a 6 or 16?

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    Oct 6, 2007, 03.03 AMby Marte Holm

    Lilo – I can understand if you find the model too thin, but your comment about “encouraging the poor girl in her disease by rewarding her and using her as model” is just in very bad taste. There’s a big difference between encouraging different body shapes and talking about a healthily-looking skinny girl as if she was a brainwashed diseased zombie with no mind of her own.

    I think the girl is cute and adorable, and she shows off the pants really well.

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    Sep 6, 2007, 10.49 AMby mirela

    Neat! I like that the plaid lines are straight in front and do not form an inverted V like with other pants. Pinstripes would be great too! I wonder how these would look like knee length?

    Nikki, for the bump, make the front lateral sides straight at the waist line and widen the front zipper lines too at an angle, to make room. Maybe even give up the darts in the back, and add an elastic at the waist?

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    Sep 5, 2007, 10.31 AMby zozowahine

    Mmm.. Navy Pinstripe would be great. I’ve got some dark grey wool that may be destined for these for chilly autumn/winter days.

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    Sep 5, 2007, 07.41 AMby squirrellypoo

    fantastic! I’ve got some navy pinstripe I was thinking would go nicely as wide-legged trousers. :)

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    Sep 4, 2007, 06.37 PMby nikkishell

    Very cute! Now……how can i alter these for my bump???

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