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Date: 7/15/11 10:43 AM

Making my own jeans is on the Extended To Be Sewn List.

Meanwhile, I'm curious what fellow Petites are buying in RTW. I own exactly ONE pair of jeans, Banana Republic Petites, and they don't really fit that well at the back seat.

I don't even wear them much, mostly when I travel or if I go to the mountains. I find jeans to be very hot though I did own one pair of wide legged summer weight ones about a decade ago.

Still, I'm curious about wich brands, which cuts Petites are wearing these days. I see online that the 70s/flares and the 80s/bleached are in.

I'm especially interested in what hourglass Petites with shapely behinds are picking.

So, tell me!

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Date: 7/15/11 12:33 PM

I'm posting this totally wistfully, since I haven't been able to buy these for decades (since we moved away from the U.S.), but my favorite curvy-person petite jeans used to be made by Lee. I see that they're still available in the U.S. (sniff), but I have no idea if they're still as great as they used to be. (I don't even want to know, lol.)

Lee jeans for petites

I used to wear the relaxed-fit straight jeans. The regular straight/traditional-cut ones weren't curvy enough in the hips.

If you're wondering what I wear now -- it's a bit hit and miss. I'm planning to make my next pair of jeans.



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Date: 7/15/11 1:31 PM

Eddie Bauer has a cut that's designed especially for curvier women. I find their jeans to fit acceptably well. I have a very flat butt so there's only so much I can expect.

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Date: 7/15/11 1:52 PM

I import Lands End petite jeans to Norway - land of giants. I mostly buy them on sale, one pair each autumn. They are sturdy, inexpensive and fit well enough. I like the stretchy and not so heavy kind in dark blue wash (getting near to 50). I have one pair of premium skinny, one pair flare and one pair bootcut. I use elastic belts to keep them from gaping at the waist. (Srsly hourglass shape here.)

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Date: 7/15/11 2:34 PM

Levi's now has jeans cut especially for curvy figures.

I just buy regular length- by the time they shrink a bit they're just right with heels.

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Date: 7/15/11 3:11 PM

I think I fit your requirements, and I absolutely adore Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda jeans in the petite. They fit me like a glove, so well that I have no immediate need to make my own--altho I have plenty of fabric in my stash! LOL

Gail D.

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Date: 7/15/11 3:34 PM

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I think I fit your requirements, and I absolutely adore Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda jeans in the petite. They fit me like a glove, so well that I have no immediate need to make my own--altho I have plenty of fabric in my stash! LOL



Gail D.

I have to agree with Gail. The Gloria V. Amanda's fit me great. And, they are inexpensive. I got mine a Kohls. I'm thinking I need to see if I can get a pair in white.
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Date: 7/15/11 4:22 PM

I have spent a lifetime looking for jeans to fit my petite pear, small waist, swayback butt. I have altered more than I care to remember. Two years ago, I was once again drooling over jeans and looked at a pair and just knew instinctively they were the right shape for. I cut out enough patterns to know what the shape of a garment is that fits. In to the dressing room and eureka, fabulous fit, at least the best I have ever had. I have bought many pair since. What are they? I am sort of embarrassed to say. They are Lee Riders relaxed petites from KMART. I wait for them to go on sale, usually at 11.99 but even at 19.99 I buy them because they are the only ones that fit. Give them a try. I have done the 80-100 dollar jeans and then altered the heck out of them and still didn't like them.

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Date: 7/15/11 4:32 PM

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Lee Riders relaxed petites... Give them a try.

Yes, those are the ones. I miss them. I have no idea why they aren't available in Canada (has anyone here from Canada ever seen these?).


Oh, well!

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Date: 7/15/11 7:20 PM

My faves are from Express & Ann Taylor Loft, but I have to get them on sale as they are usually $60 and up and well, they are just jeans, so I can't justify spending too much on them. Both companies have different leg & body fits. The only problem is that most retail stores have a pretty skimpy selection of petite sized items which always re-enforces my determination to just sew for my self.

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