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Date: 8/29/13 8:09 AM

I have been working on pants. So everyone knows my pain. But I have learned a lot and have a reasonably fitting pant block.

I am starting to realize that my problem is that I wear jeans so much that regular pants/trousers just don't feel right. I would like to look into making jeans in all kinds of fabulous fabrics but with that jeans fit and feel.

Any suggestions for nice plus sized jeans pattern as a start (I kind of hate starting over with the pant fitting thing)

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Date: 8/30/13 3:40 AM

I am on this journey too. So are you saying that you have a well fitting pattern block but you want other pattern styles to change or apply your block pattern to?
I have learned that if the pattern block/pattern is tweaked to make the denim/jeans fabric a good fit it will not necessarily be transferable to other fabrics. Denim fabrics have more stretch than a traditonal pant woven fabric so it provides more ease.

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Date: 8/30/13 10:55 AM

Several of the big name pattern makers have plus size jeans in modern cuts. I think I have all their patterns, I have not made any yet so I can't speak to fit.

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Date: 8/30/13 11:24 AM

My pants journey has come to a halt. I have spent months on this journey and have despaired that it will never end.
Like you I have figure out that I am trying to get the pants block to fit like the jeans I live in. When I came to this realization things got a little better but I also put the pants aside and cut out three blouses.

I have a muslin of Silhouette jeans pattern 3300 that Peggy fit for me when I went to a workshop 2 years ago. A couple weeks ago I dug the muslin out and transferred the alterations to the pattern. I don't think I did this correctly? That is one thing that you don't do in the workshop so who knows if I got it right. I need to buy some denim and make the jeans. Not sure what's holding me back? Fear of failure?

As for jeans patterns I bought Hot Patterns 1135 Weekender Boyfriend Jeans. I watched a video Trudy did and thought the design might be something that would work for me.

I will finish the blouses then get back to the pant fitting. Of all things to have issues with I can't get the waistband to fit. I have a tilted waist but then there is also something going on at the sides.


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Date: 8/30/13 11:25 AM

There is an article in this month's Threads Magazine where three designers explain how they created their own personal jeans pattern. KD King has the simplest method (IMO), just use a pair of RTW that fit the way you like and copy them for your own personal pattern.

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Date: 8/30/13 11:47 AM

You know, I have a reasonably fitting jean and Kenneth King's class on cloning....DUH moment

I am going to check that out again

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Date: 8/30/13 11:50 AM

i haven't made it, but i know there is a palmer/pletsch for mccalls

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Date: 8/30/13 4:39 PM

If you can face tracing/taping a Burda Style pattern 01-2010-136 is a reasonably traditional straight leg jean. Here. It was also in the Autumn/Winter 2010 Burda Plus magazine. Sizing runs from European 44-52. Elaray has posted a review here.
This has been on the top of my to-do-list for over a year. I'm still trying to find time to perfect my pants block. I'll be interested to see how you get on adapting your block to make jeans which ever route you choose.
-- Edited on 8/30/13 4:40 PM --

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Date: 8/30/13 8:42 PM

I like Hot patterns dressy jeans. It's a straight narrow leg, and has a contour wasitband. I don't like her fly front and added a cut on fly, which I prefer. But if you use the sewn on fly get a good set of instructions because i found hers confusing and useless. She does have a video tutorial on You Tube.
My 27 year old dd approved their style.

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Date: 9/3/13 12:49 PM

I love V1034 Sandra B's jeans V1034. I get rid of that double front pocket nonsense when I make them.

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