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Slim-Leg Jochen Chino

Added Aug 7, 2008

by oodko

Toronto, Canada






Yay my first garment! I already had a set of jeans, white linen shorts and some gabardine/dressy grey shorts for summer, but I really needed a pair of tan chinos. So I decided it would be a good time to make my own. Since I’m pretty much the male equivalent of Kate Moss, I took the Jochen pattern and slimmed down the legs. The waist area is still a little large believe it or not.. It was really fun shopping for the buttons. I decided to use a cherry colored wood button for the front and these neat metallic crest buttons for the pockets. Made a ton of mistakes along the way, but all in all I’m pretty happy with it!

Material Notes

Cotton pant fabric




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    Jun 23, 2010, 05.18 PMby jeller

    amazing! was it hard to slim down the legs? otherwise i’m going to buy this pattern right now.

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    Oct 22, 2009, 06.56 PMby regal80

    WOW great job!

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    Feb 17, 2009, 03.24 AMby ragdollyy

    Pure style, I love these!

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    Dec 12, 2008, 09.27 AMby mangos

    your first garment?! pants with a fly, that’s very impressive, and they’re well made too. Good job! And they look really good on you.

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    Sep 29, 2008, 05.45 PMby alisonwine

    wow, you simply can’t be a novice! seriously, they turned out so nice!

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    Sep 19, 2008, 06.57 PMby krysia

    very nice work!

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    Sep 4, 2008, 05.00 AMby mcloughlinsarah

    first garment, your a natural, these are divinely done.

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    Sep 2, 2008, 01.00 PMby madamewu

    congrats :) it looks great!

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    Aug 26, 2008, 01.56 PMby carolinewah

    really stylish and great fit.

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    Aug 22, 2008, 07.31 AMby aaronkok

    this is some sick pants! (: great job!

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    Aug 15, 2008, 07.40 AMby maryy

    great job!

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    Aug 14, 2008, 03.11 PMby gedwoods

    I left pants on the end of my list of things to learn, as likely the most complicated. I’m impressed you put them first, and got the job done so well. Nice!

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    Aug 11, 2008, 09.25 PMby britt-1

    <Font Color=Navy Blue> Stunning. ♥
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    Aug 11, 2008, 06.51 PMby carlatv

    I’m impressed. I really like your style.

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    Aug 11, 2008, 12.59 PMby carottesauvage

    Hey super, I think I make myself one after seeing yours

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    Aug 11, 2008, 03.09 AMby nataszan

    Very neatly finished! I’m impressed that it is your first garment, my first dress was all wonky!

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    Aug 9, 2008, 11.11 AMby maya511

    i would never have guessed that this was your first garment! looks terrific!

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    Aug 7, 2008, 11.44 AMby mirela

    this is really impressive and as a first garment! Congratulations! Keep sewing, there’s a shirt you might need on this site and shorts and a tie and a t-shirt! Keep on sewing!

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    Aug 7, 2008, 10.23 AMby gjuliem

    congratulations!!! very fashion

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    Aug 7, 2008, 02.03 AMby polychromatin

    Respect, these turned out great, I think :)

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    Aug 6, 2008, 11.30 PMby toupinette

    great job!

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    Aug 6, 2008, 10.30 PMby nelliethemermaid

    Hey, these look great, you have done such a neat job!

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    Aug 6, 2008, 10.09 PMby yoshimi

    Congrats on your first garment! They look fabulous. I’m quite impressed, too.

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    Aug 6, 2008, 10.02 PMby antigone

    Wow. Your first garment? I’ve been sewing for simply ages and I still dive for the nearest closet whenever pants are mentioned. I’m really impressed. These look great!

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