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Elaray
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Date: 6/20/14 7:01 PM

Can someone recommend a jean pattern in the plus size range? I tried McCalls 5894, but I hated the fit and I don't want to do a lot of tweaking and fiddling.

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Annette Wright
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Date: 6/20/14 7:12 PM

I've done Jeans from the Jalie pattern. I have the Angela Wolf jeans pattern but haven't tried it yet.

Burda and Ottobre have lots of jeans patterns, I seen you have used lots of Burda, and even a jeans pattern.

What are your issues?

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Date: 6/20/14 9:07 PM

Pants, especially jeans can be tricky to draft and fit. So you if you do happen to find a pattern that's perfect, it would be a very lucky day!

I'm curious if you happen to have a pair of ready to wear jeans that you love the fit of? If so, you can draft a pattern from those. I know it sounds like it would be a headache, but compared to possibly going in circles with a gamble on a random pattern, it might be the best results for your time investment!

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Date: 6/20/14 9:13 PM

Echoing Catina, I self drafted a pair of jeans from my favorite RTW ones and love the pattern. Also I can't believe the difference in the crotch curve between mine and any other pattern. I would recommend Kenneth King or Angela Wolf to guide you through the process.

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Date: 6/21/14 11:04 AM

I do highly recommend learning how clone your favorite garments, it's a skill I think you will definitely enjoy having once you get passed the learning curve.

But if you really, really don't want to learn how to do it (like I don't want to learn how to cook), there are pattern cloning services that will do it for you and provide you with the resulting pattern. You can pm me for more info.

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Date: 6/23/14 8:38 PM

Hot Patterns has several jeans and they run up to a size 26 I think. Her sizes are closer to rtw measurements.
I'm using her dressy jean pattern I think.

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Date: 6/23/14 10:01 PM

The HP Boyfriend Jean is going to be my next project as soon as I finish the two PJ sets that I'm working on for my daughter.

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Date: 6/24/14 7:51 AM

I've had good luck with Connie Crawford's pattern(Butterick 5403). I did a lot of tweaking, but I can't imagine sewing much of anything for myself and not having to do a lot of tweaking

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Date: 6/24/14 8:09 AM

I have been so impressed with Jalie pants patterns that their jeans pattern would be my first choice. The pattern goes up to 44" waist, 53" hips. One reviewer's observation: "This is the fourth stretch denim jean/trouser pattern I've tried, and I'm sorry I didn't make them up first." 161 reviews!

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Date: 6/24/14 8:15 AM

Do Burda pants fit you well? Their jeans might be a good starting place if so. My jeans pattern is from an old BWOF magazine.

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