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Louie's Jeans

Added Jun 20, 2014

by zsyzu

Placentia, Calif...






My friend really wanted jeans that fit her son Louie. She was having a hard time finding something that fit his proportions without being too baggy in the legs so she asked for my help. I used Burdastyle boy’s pants pattern #145, 4/2013 issue. This project was a bit of trial and error because I’ve never made jeans for boys and because the request for just the right fit was specific. The pattern I used was great and easy. I did have to take it in a bit at the crotch and the leg because it was still a bit baggy but in the end it fit.

This has been one of my favorite projects because Louie was happy he got something that fits! And look, he’s such a natural model.

Material Notes

1.5 yards of denim, 9 inch zip, thread




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

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    Feb 28, 2017, 09.43 AMby bobsmith10

    Thanks for share it

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    Sep 2, 2016, 11.15 AMby MaryBrown12


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    Jun 26, 2014, 05.47 AMby hello Itsme

    well done making jeans for this cool guy!

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      Jun 29, 2014, 01.06 AMby zsyzu

      Thank you Nadia! I tell you what, it wasn’t easy. He wanted it fitted but not too fitted and he actually grew a couple inches while these were getting done. I made two jeans but didn’t get them to him until a couple of months later when his mother could pick them up.

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    Jun 20, 2014, 06.42 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    What a lovely model – and great jeans! :)

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      Jun 20, 2014, 08.52 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you! It was a great lesson in alteration and patience for me.

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    Jun 20, 2014, 04.17 PMby liliv-1

    These are perfect for his body, bravo, great job and what’s better than making a kid happy?

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      Jun 20, 2014, 08.54 PMby zsyzu

      Liliv, this poor kid couldn’t find jeans that fit properly. He was wearing shorts every day to school. Making him something that made him happy makes me happy.
      Thanks for checking it out!

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