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Tartan and Jeans

Added Nov 27, 2016

by Elpida Kyriakou

Athens, Greece






I have several obsessions about sewing…One of them is that I never use a pattern twice. As soon as my project is finished, the paper pattern is recycled. I consider it a “sin” to use a pattern again and again when thousands of amazing patterns are waiting to be sewn…I know it sounds irrational,but I’ve already talked about an obsession…..Well, this time I violated my rule and re-traced the jeans pattern I’d made three years ago, as I couldn’t find a better jeans pattern in my Burdastyle magazine collection. The pants came up nice, as expected, but I won’t do it again. It was like eating reheated food! I played a little bit with pocket topstitching to make it more interesting…
The top is nice and super easy but I wouldn’t have made it unless I had seen Ellen’s dress! Thanks

Material Notes

Knit tartan, stretch denim





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    Feb 8, 2017, 11.00 PMby AStarks

    ??? Love the diagonals…… Did you cut the front in two pieces on the bias? I have some ponte roma Jersey that I’m sure is identical but the checks are straight!

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      Feb 9, 2017, 05.28 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Hi! No, I didnt have to cut the front piece because not only the checks were diagonal but they also formed the angle you can see on the front piece. So I had to do nothing….

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    Jan 17, 2017, 09.26 PMby zoaki

    Einai teleio to sinolo! Eidika to ifasma gia to top einai ola ta lefta!

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    Dec 11, 2016, 03.32 PMby hello Itsme

    striking work again from you my friend- I like them! =D

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    Dec 4, 2016, 02.56 PMby ellie-sew

    You look so stunning! I love tartans and jeans!

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    Dec 3, 2016, 03.55 PMby RedBelka

    Awesome outfit! Love the top!

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    Nov 30, 2016, 02.29 PMby alice9163

    You look beautiful and stylish in these. Jeans fit you very well.

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    Nov 30, 2016, 07.05 AMby Maria Loupa

    Ελπίδα το σύνολο σου είναι πολύ όμορφο. Είναι ίσως η πρώτη φορά που σε βλέπω να παρουσιάζεις παντελόνι και σου πάει πάρα΄πολύ. Έκανες τέλεια δουλειά με τις τσέπες. Το μπλουζάκι είναι τέλειο. Μου αρέσουν πολύ τα καρό υφάσματα και αυτό έχει πολύ όμορφα χρώματα, Σου πάει πολύ και θα το συνδυάσεις εύκολα.

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    Nov 30, 2016, 02.31 AMby izbott

    This is a great outfit! The jeans fit you perfectly & I love that tartan top.

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    Nov 29, 2016, 10.29 PMby Tzai

    είναι όντως ωραίο πατρόν το παντελόνι, μου αρέσει η εφαρμογή του, για ψιλές είναι αυτό; θα ήθελα να το δοκιμάσω και εγώ κάποια στιγμή. Η μπλούζα μου αρέσει πολύ είναι από τις αγαπημένες μου!

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    Nov 29, 2016, 05.26 PMby popodoe21

    Love, love, love your entire outfit! I need to look these jeans pattern up!

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    Nov 29, 2016, 04.23 PMby kisses

    Nice outfit…so stylish. So loving that tartan top

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    Nov 29, 2016, 07.04 AMby Lindsay Hodgson

    Wow! So stylish. I am the opposite as I can’t help making things I like in more colour combos!! These look fab on you.

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    Nov 29, 2016, 03.54 AMby Eli Cat

    WOW! Perfct outfit! I really love the jeans.

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    Nov 28, 2016, 08.52 PMby Iris Arctica

    Lovely outfit, the top works very well in this fabric.

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    Nov 28, 2016, 02.57 PMby liliv-1

    Κι εγώ σπάνια χρησιμοποιώ ένα πατρον δύο φορες, πάντα από 4-5 και πάνω! Έχω φτάσει ίσως καιπαραπανω από τις 10 μερικές φορές! Καλά έκανες που το πήρες και τελικά το καρό κι ευτυχώς που δεν πήρες το μωβ γιατί το κόκκινο είναι το χρώμα σου! Βγήκε πραγματικά τέλειο το μπλουζάκι! Αυτά μου κάνεις και θα πάρω και στα άλλα χρώματα το ίδιο ύφασμα! Όχι ότι και το παντελόνι πάει πίσω, όλο το λουκ ειναι πολύ κομψό! Ελπίζω να μην το ξαναπετάξεις το πατρον γιατί πολύ φοβάμαι ότι σε κάνα δυο χρόνια θα το ξαναψαχνεις!

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    Nov 28, 2016, 01.08 PMby SurMesure

    Lovely outfit! This top in tartan is very nice, and this jeans pattern is great. I’ve used it more than once myself

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    Nov 28, 2016, 10.12 AMby Ivanamania

    great outfit! love the tartan top!

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    Nov 28, 2016, 07.25 AMby Beccki

    Wow those jeans are fabulous I’m so glad you made them again. And they look gorgeous with the tartan top. Wonderful outfit Elpida.

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    Nov 28, 2016, 06.18 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous outfit elpida.I’m the complete opposite lol. I have favourite patterns that work so well that I use them over and over. I have tons of magazines and patterns as well but I still 4each for old favourites when I need something special. Your jeans looks great on you and the topstwitching is superb. Looking lovely x

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    Nov 28, 2016, 06.16 AMby Maria Hayek

    I love both, and you can say what you want about reheated food but those jeans are awesome!

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    Nov 27, 2016, 10.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Ooh, Your top is Gorgeous Elpida!! Love it ♥ and thanks for mention my dress :)

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