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Added Aug 25, 2008

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This is a great classic jeans pattern, that happens to be plus size. We made them in a sturdy denim, but you could fabricate them as nice dress pants or wool trousers, too. A bit of elastic adds pleasant ease in the waistband. Enjoy!

Material Notes

2 1/2 yards cotton denim, 5" metal zipper, 40" of 1/2" elastic




Garment Type
Casual, Classic


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    Jul 22, 2010, 10.40 PMby lilioleana

    Hi everybody, anybody. I see this is a bit older post but I found it just because I was looking for a solution to exactly the same problem that is discussed here. I am making my second pants, both from Burda magazine and both (after many adjustments) have the same excess material problem. Did anyone find definite solution? And I am sure it is not the model, or body shape that causes the problem because I never get this problem when buying any type of pants, and if you look closer you can see this in magazine photos, too, all dough the models have flat tummies. Pleas, help, what are the alterations needed? You can find everything else on the net: rounder behind, rounder thighs, but nothing when you just have round belly and non of the other pluses.

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    Dec 14, 2008, 09.14 AMby narelif

    i like it..thanks

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    Nov 20, 2008, 04.59 AMby ralucas

    I tried to make two trousers from Burda – the printed version- and both of them had the same crotch problem. I guess they just don’t know how to make trousers and I gave up. I just don’t know where to find a good pattern without waisting fabric.

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    Oct 5, 2008, 04.44 AMby runtsgal

    Just finished mine and yes they are a bit bubbly around the crotch. Shame because otherwise they are very a comfortable fit. Still the pattern was free so I will make more for wearing with longer tops.

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    Sep 27, 2008, 03.13 AMby themisstress

    Me again, sorry, a mistake in my last posting, I ment add the extra length in the thigh, NOT the calf as I sugested before!

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    Sep 27, 2008, 03.10 AMby themisstress

    Hard to tell from the pics, but I think the problem is that the crotch is too shallow top to bottom, but too deep front to back. Could be solved by cutting the crotch curve a little longer (don’t forget to add the same amount back into the leg length at mid calf to keep the leg length and shaping in the right place) and take the extra depth front to back off in the side seams (again, don’t forget to re mark pocets etc) The only way to fit these perfectlyu is to make a mock up and play!

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    Sep 14, 2008, 08.33 AMby galeophobic

    The crotch problem could be the model. If not, the fix: Add to the side seam and inseam below the crotch area (upper thighs) on the pattern front. Gradually taper added area to knees or beyond. Maintain the grainline on the pant front. It’s not a crotch problem, even tho’ it looks that way. These pants are too snug in the upper thigh for this model. Best to cut a bit fuller, baste, try on, adjust …., etc. Just as with real jeans, one size or style does not fit all.

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    Sep 5, 2008, 01.49 AMby nasja

    I am making these pants, almost finished. When I try them on, it fits very well. Without the wrinkles in the crotch area! The back is something I don’t like to much, the pockets are standing to wide from each other, which makes my butt look even bigger :p I will post a photo when I finished it.

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    Aug 30, 2008, 02.36 PMby anitafour

    crotch looks way too baggy and this is a really hard thing to fix!

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    Aug 28, 2008, 04.49 PMby dolphin5001

    I just wanted to comment on the extra fabric posts. I think that may depend on your body shape, as to whether or not you would have it. I get that problem a lot; it comes from having a tummy, large thighs, and a seat to fit, especially the large upper leg. Straighter legged jeans will also give more fabric in that area. I’m definitely going to look at this pattern; jeans are hard for me to find a nice fit, and this looks as if it could be a good start.

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    Aug 28, 2008, 12.45 PMby Nicole Denson

    I am so excited to make these!

    Now if only there were a simple long sleeve tee pattern (similar to lydia) to go with them (maybe one in an extra long…)

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    Aug 28, 2008, 10.01 AMby benedikta

    Hey beesting, I am sorry about the pattern size not having shown up. Of course plus size is not a size, it was just a bug that they did not show up. It is resolved now. Sorry again.

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    Aug 27, 2008, 10.23 AMby beesting

    I noticed the extra fabric in the front too. I’m wondering if they did what a lot of designers do for plus size clothing, did they just add that extra fabric for the pouch in the front? I’m hoping not, I’m looking at making these too as I am in dire need of some new jeans. My only question is the sizing, why does it say N/A? I don’t think that Plus Size is an actual size. Hmmm…

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    Aug 27, 2008, 09.54 AMby jocole

    the first thing i noticed was the extra fabric in the crotch area … it could just be the fit on the model, or crotch-depth could be a little shallow. i’ve never seen this problem with any other burda pants before … which is what lead me to think it could just be the model. who knows. if i wasn’t 8 months preggers i would be tempted to try the pattern just to see the fit, and see if i could fix it. maybe after #2 pops out.

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    Aug 27, 2008, 01.18 AMby nixthings

    SewTechDiva – can’t wait to see your creation!! Plus if you fix the “bubbling crotch” (can’t tell you what images that puts in my mind!) then please let everyone know.

    and YEAH – bum view needed!!

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    Aug 26, 2008, 11.47 PMby live2exist

    Amazing… Thanks for the plus size :) They look great and it will definitely be the next project.

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    Aug 26, 2008, 09.14 PMby sewtechdiva

    OK. These are cute, but the bubbling crotch does bother me. However, I can work around that. I was looking for the size range and didn’t see it. That I do not want to work around. Some people may pass this up in a mistaken assumption it will not fit them and that would be sad.

    Meanwhile, I have the perfect screaming orange denim to locate so that I can turn out a pair of these this weekend. I’m thinking royal blue or kelly green topstitching to scare all my co-workers who are used to seeing me in basic denim and tees. :-D

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    Aug 26, 2008, 07.15 PMby mildlycrafty

    I agree with beaglefest, the fit around crotch/top of the leg looks very baggy.

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    Aug 26, 2008, 04.51 PMby beaglefest

    I don’t like the front under the zipper-doesn’t it have an awful lot of fabric that isn’t fitted properly?

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    Aug 26, 2008, 03.17 PMby ookpik

    Thank you wzrdreams. I didn’t want to be the only one asking for the bum view. But really, it’s the most important feature of jeans. Inquiring minds need to know!

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    Aug 26, 2008, 12.36 PMby racheblue

    Gorgeous pics! x

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    Aug 26, 2008, 08.35 AMby wzrdreams

    Looks great! …But were is the booty shot?

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    Aug 25, 2008, 10.15 PMby laurats

    Thank you! It’s great to have a plus-size pant pattern.

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    Aug 25, 2008, 03.09 PMby carlatv

    Cool Beans! Another pattern to try and this one will be for me. I’m a full figured woman and it’s difficult to find patterns that flatter my figure. Thanks!!!!!

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    Aug 25, 2008, 02.40 PMby medea

    This is really a nice idea. I didn’t dare to make trousers yet. this pattern could change that ^^

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    Aug 25, 2008, 02.22 PMby ghainskom

    So happy to see the this pattern. Thank you Burda!

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