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« on: September 22, 2009 12:50:49 PM »

These pants have been on my mind since the first time I saw them on Burda Style's website. That was quite a while ago, but I eventually bought the pattern, eventually got some printer paper, and ink, and tape... You get the picture! Anyway, they have finally come to be and I am very excited to finally show them off!

There are eight buttons.  I can't believe I actually got that many button holes made without a major disaster!

I had a hard time getting a pic of the legs, but they are nice and wide!

I made them with light weight denim and decided to construct them as much like traditional jeans as possible. They have flat felled seams on the inner and outer leg as well as the crotch, and all the top-stitching is done with jean thread. I also used traditional jean buttons on the fly.

I was skeptical of the pleated pockets, but am really happy with the way they came out. The only problem I have is that the back puckers a bit. I had to make the jeans in size 40 (European) so that they would fit my hips, but my waist is a size 38, so I had to take in the waist sections to fit. It came out better than I had expected, though, so a little puckering is fine with me. Besides, I'd have never gotten a fit like this from off the rack clothing!

Here's my little monkey!  She loves to count all the buttons and couldn't resist even when I was trying to take the pictures! Smiley

Thanks for looking!  I can't wait to hear what yall think! (good or bad!)

« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009 01:07:24 PM »

love em lots of buttons  Grin
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009 10:30:47 AM »

I always have that puckering problem  Sad But these are amazing!  I love all the buttons.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009 11:03:08 AM »

thanks! Smiley

« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009 11:37:37 AM »

Those look great! I've been wanting to make them, and now am a little more motivated. I think I'll include a secret zipper, though, and just use the buttons decoratively, because personally, I can't imagine unbuttoning eight buttons in a moment in which speed counts. :-) I have the same waist and hip measurements you do, so I'm glad to see how the proportions turn out on these pants. They look perfect on you! Thanks for sharing!

Adopting second "special needs" international baby, wanting cloth diapers to help cut expenses, will ===SWAP for cloth diapers===.
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009 11:43:43 AM »

Thanks so much!  The zipper is a great idea.  It really is a pain to button them at times!  If you make them be sure to post them, I'd love to see how they turn out!

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