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Date: 10/24/13 10:44 PM

Hi all!
Hoping someone with experience sewing stretch jeans can give me some info.
I'm currently about to start on a pair of Burda stretch jeans and I've noticed that the finished hip measurement for my size is exactly the same as my hip measurement, so has 0 ease- is this right for stretch jeans? I thought strech jeans would have an amount of negative ease (depending on the fabric) so I imagine if I made these jeans up with 0 ease I'll end up with some baggy-ish jeans after wearing for a while and the fabric stretches.
Was thinking maybe going one size down as am looking at using rather stretchy denim fabirc (the pattern asks for four way strech) but this means I would have -6 cm of ease for the hips- is this too much?
Has anyone made strechy jeans with ease this much negative ease or is it usually a bit less?

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Date: 10/24/13 11:34 PM

I'd say -6 is too much. I made a pair of stretch jeans recently and I found -2 cm at hips quite enough

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Date: 10/25/13 0:31 AM

Thanks Lena I might see what happens if I add and extra .5 cm to the outside side seam allowances ( thinking that would give me -2 cm ease). Will baste and try on as I go, unless I can find similar stretchy fabric for a muslin. Thanks for the info !

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Date: 10/25/13 0:32 AM

Sorry when I said "add" I meant take .5 cm from the actual pattern area and add it to seam allowance (moving the side seam in by .5cm ).
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Date: 10/25/13 3:33 AM

yes that would give you a pretty good idea :)

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Date: 10/25/13 5:44 PM

It really depends on how much stretch your fabric has. Jalie jeans has negative ease in their jeans but they recommend quite a bit of stretch. I like to fit as I sew and with jeans I make them tighter if the fabric has more stretch.

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Date: 10/25/13 7:57 PM

Thanks Nancy K! Do you have any idea what amount of negative ease Jalie jeans would have?

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