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My first jeans!!!

Added Nov 8, 2012

by asperge11

Carcassonne, France






I am SO pleased with these! And as others who have made jeans said, I don’t think I can ever buy jeans again. I have trouble buying jeans that fit as I have very long legs, but these fit so well. I made quite a few changes to the pattern: shortened the top part to make them low waisted, lengthened the legs and took the legs in to make them more of a skinny jean fit.

The problem is that I’m going to end up not having enough trousers because I will now refuse to buy them and I don’t really have enough time to make everything…


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    Apr 18, 2014, 07.52 AMby LadyLaurenSewalot

    These are just amazing! I really need to get on and make some of my own.

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      Apr 25, 2014, 05.50 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! You should, it’s so worth it :)

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    Oct 9, 2013, 04.34 PMby Lela1983

    those are great!!

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    Jun 3, 2013, 12.40 AMby cglenn4653

    Those are awesome!! I am in the middle of making mine now. I am so confused with the zipper. Am I supposed to cut something on the front piece? Like where there is 2 rectangles overlaying? If you would help, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!!

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      Jun 3, 2013, 04.52 PMby asperge11

      You need to cut one piece with the rectangular tab and one without. I wasn’t too sure about it the first time weather, and I’m not quite sure how to explain. You have to fold over the rectangle and put the zipper on it… Try looking at a pair of bought ones :) I’m sorry I’m not being too helpful… Maybe someone else can explain? Thanks anyway !

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    Apr 7, 2013, 03.37 PMby Lauren9

    These are so impressive!!!! You have inspired me to make my own too now.

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      Apr 8, 2013, 05.43 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! Yesssss do make some!!! And I look forward to seeing :)

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    Dec 13, 2012, 03.00 AMby neveenkarnes

    Very well done.

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    Dec 11, 2012, 02.03 PMby aur0ra

    You did such a good job on these! The fit is great. I can sympathize with having trouble finding jeans that fit, but for the complete opposite reason. :) Out of curiosity, what pattern did you use? Or are they self-drafted? I can’t find it in the description or comments.

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      Dec 17, 2012, 02.17 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! I used the Anita pattern, it should come up on the side :)

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    Nov 12, 2012, 12.52 PMby joost52

    Fantastic job! Can’t believe these are your first pair, the fit is amazing! Great job!

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      Nov 12, 2012, 05.40 PMby asperge11

      As always, thank you so much for your kind words joost!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 03.22 PMby Monicao6

    They are perfect!! Love everything!

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      Nov 12, 2012, 05.39 PMby asperge11

      Thank you!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 12.26 PMby pititemarjo

    Il est parfait ! Je rêve de me faire des jeans aussi bien coupés…

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      Nov 11, 2012, 12.50 PMby asperge11

      Essaye ! Franchement, c’était plus facile que je croyais :)

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    Nov 10, 2012, 03.12 PMby claudinka

    wow, be proud!!

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      Nov 10, 2012, 05.33 PMby asperge11

      Thank you! I am :)

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    Nov 9, 2012, 08.58 PMby tirrs

    Great job!

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    Nov 9, 2012, 08.06 PMby infinite-plus-one

    I really like this, and they look great on you!

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    Nov 8, 2012, 09.55 PMby jennyrecorder

    Wonderful job!

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    Nov 8, 2012, 08.12 PMby chased-away

    Your jeans look so good! And the pockets are cool. :) I’m wondering how long the whole process took, pattern adjustments and all, because I know people who sew clothes for themselves but don’t like sewing jeans because they don’t think it’s worth the time.

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      Nov 9, 2012, 03.03 PMby asperge11

      Thank you! It probably took about two hours for the pattern and cutting the fabric, then around five hours of sewing (I’m not sure though because I didn’t do it all in one go). All in all I found it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be :)

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    Nov 8, 2012, 05.04 PMby petrafedorova

    They are absolutely great. I have just ordered some fabric to make a pair of jeans for my boyfriend. I hope I’ll be able to do such a great job as you. I think the only problem is to find the right fabric. I ordered my one online, so now I’m just hoping it will be good. Great job again!

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      Nov 9, 2012, 02.59 PMby asperge11

      Thank you! I know about the fabric, I ordered mine online too because I don’t have a fabric shop near. Even online it was hard to find anything. This is okay but it’s a little thinner than I expected. Do you know of anywhere to get lighter coloured denim? Good luck with yours!

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    Nov 8, 2012, 04.08 PMby CelticButterfly

    Well done! They look great!

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    Nov 8, 2012, 03.23 PMby loisvolk

    You’ve done a really good job. The fit looks perfect!

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      Nov 9, 2012, 02.55 PMby asperge11

      Thank you!

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    Nov 8, 2012, 02.37 PMby kisses

    Well done….It looks great on you

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    Nov 8, 2012, 02.28 PMby filousia

    congrats it s really cool :)

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    Nov 8, 2012, 02.12 PMby zsyzu

    You did a great job! Once you make your own jeans it’s hard to stop because then you get the fit you want.

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      Nov 8, 2012, 02.24 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! I know, I don’t think I’ve ever had jeans that fit so well!

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