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my favorate jean!

Added Nov 19, 2008

by juebejue

San Jose, Califo...






Like CarotteSauvage said, I dont think I can ever buy jeans again. Anita patterns are awesome :) I shortened the butt part to make it more low waisted and to compensate for my shortness. Shortened the leg and widened it at the bottom — I wasnt a fan of the tight crunchy look.

Tada! I love this jeans! it fits like a dream and oh so comfy. I am going to make a grey one!

I had been wanting to do a how to, but i havent found the right material for my next jean :( so im going to just try to explain how i did this here.
1. to make it lower waisted, note that theres a “shorter-longer” mark near the butt of the pattern. make that shorter! to make sure you dont make it too short/long, compare it to the low waist jeans you like and approximate the length
2. to fit the jean to your body, make the jean, but leave the two seams on the side of the jeans open. (so the seam that your hands align with if you just leave your hands dangle). finish other parts of the jean (remember to top stitch the seam that aligns with your inner thigh! it would look pretty)
3. once you are done with that, stitch the outer seams — just one of them. do not cut off the excess. try it onto yourself to see if it fits. most likely, it is a little loose. stitch again, this time leaving more room between the edge of fabric and the thread. i did that like 4 times until i got the perfect fit. then i measure how much room i took and stitch up the other side.


i guess i could have just written a description!

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my fiance for making me do all the “gap commercial” shoots.

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    Feb 8, 2010, 10.59 PMby mcspadden

    How did you print out the pattern? Or where did you print it out at? What is copyshop? I am really confused.. Thanks =]

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    Feb 4, 2009, 12.30 PMby madamewu

    great :)

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    Jan 16, 2009, 12.48 AMby cocoon

    These are great!

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    Nov 25, 2008, 04.30 AMby saturnschild

    amazing fit! Normally I think pants look weird without back pockets, but these look perfect. these would translate nicely into a trouser.

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    Nov 21, 2008, 09.46 PMby emsalot

    fabulous! what a great fit!

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    Nov 20, 2008, 06.58 AMby fordelis

    Awesome job!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 04.06 PMby polychromatin

    These are great! The fit is just perfect, they look like some expensive designer jeans! I hope mine turn out just half as good as yours!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 12.22 PMby korrie42

    amazing … love the fit … added the pattern to my ever groing to do list! Great pics by the way

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    Nov 19, 2008, 11.19 AMby dianacirne

    Amazingly maded!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 10.37 AMby calicocouture

    Impressive! They look professional, and bit perfectly!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 10.28 AMby carottesauvage

    Just great! They suit you like a glove!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 08.55 AMby justmica

    The are wonderful!! I adore it… Awesome!! Great job!!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 08.31 AMby shirliza

    I love these! Please post a how to as Ghainskom asked for as well! I´ve also already tried Anita and the points you changed are also the ones which I don´t like at my trousers. Good work!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 07.20 AMby karencilla

    Awesome!!! I will have to try the anita =) hope to find denim fabric here!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 06.53 AMby mirela

    Perfect fit!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 06.39 AMby lybu

    Wow. What a great fit. I have to try this pattern too :)

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    Nov 19, 2008, 06.14 AMby mandicoulter

    they fit awesome – i am intimidated to make jeans! good job!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 05.04 AMby doitmomma

    These look great! I think jeans are something I will be trying a long way in the future!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 03.52 AMby yoshimi

    Oh they look good! They look perfect on you. Great job!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 03.23 AMby anajan

    Wow, you’ve done an amazing job! The fitting is perfect!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 03.07 AMby bola

    This is a really great alternation – I never really thought of making anita but i think I will sometime soon!!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 02.59 AMby mochimo

    Great! Look like the perfect jeans.

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    Nov 19, 2008, 02.46 AMby akwa

    Wow! Gorgeous. I like the bootcut style of these anita.

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    Nov 19, 2008, 02.24 AMby erdronen

    beautifully made! i need to try this soon…

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    Nov 19, 2008, 01.53 AMby mjb14

    Very impressive. They look store bought. Great job on all the details. You should be very proud of these. I only wish I was clever enough to make my own jeans.

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    Nov 19, 2008, 01.50 AMby ghainskom

    I love all your alterations. Would you maybe do a how-to on how you lowered the waistband and flare the legs? Maybe when you do the grey version? Nice photo shoot as well, that was a good idea of your fiance. Planning on making your wedding gown yourself?

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    Nov 19, 2008, 01.38 AMby claireissewing

    Love them!!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 01.30 AMby susisonne


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