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No such thing as 28x34 RTW
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Date: 7/19/09 4:44 PM

I think the above topic and title pretty much covers my problem. My son is 14 about 5'8.5" and it's all leg. He's currently wearing a 28x32, with a belt to keep them up, and at the rate he's growing he needs about a 28x33 or 28x34 for school clothes. Anything shorter and he's likely to be out of them by Christmas.

So has anyone with above situation broke down and made jeans for their kid? Did they look good enough that the kid would wear them after you were done? Any pattern suggestions? I'll look and see if Jalie does mens jeans. I realize there are more chunky kids out there but some of us still have skinny kids. It's not because he doesn't eat or exists on vegetables, in fact his eating habits are appalling. He just got his Dad's build.

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Date: 7/19/09 4:57 PM

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Date: 7/19/09 5:03 PM

Check out Rocketboy's reviews. He copied a pair of jeans for himself recently and posted a review, so you an probably find it in the recent reviews. He did not use a pattern, but he basically details how to copy the jeans and he gives about 100 photos to accompany the review. Some are just glamor shots of his wearing the jeans in different poses, but a lot of them are closeups of the jeans details. He includes a lot of technical things he's learned.

Also, you can probably order jeans for your son premade instead of having to make them. Depending on the style you want, you might be able to go through western wear web sites. Straightlegged, dark jeans are in right now versus the baggy, faded look. So, if you want Levi's, look at the Levi's web site and if you don't see the size there, call them. You might be able to order a few pair directly from Levi's (or Wranglers or whatever).

You could make them from scratch, but it would take a lot of time. Rocketboy, who had made jeans before, took 14 hours for that pair for himself, and that my have included copying the ready to wear jeans. If you get a pattern down, you might be able to whip out a few pairs in less time than than per pair.

Also, some places let you order jeans unhemmed, and that might work for your son. Not sure if LLBean or Lands End has such a small waist size, but I think one or both of them may allow you to order unhemmed or hemmed to your specifications.

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Date: 7/19/09 5:15 PM

Jan, do a search of the boards, I know this has been discussed before. I know RocketBoy has very successfully made jeans. I made my very skinny, 6'3" son these last year. I straightened the leg, they were a bit too flared for him. I'm not sure if this pattern is still available, but Burda do make some of their men's patterns in a tall size. Scroll down this page for their men's size chart.
Jalie do a men's cargo pant pattern, but I'm not sure what height they draft for.

My son has always been tall and thin, so I've always made his pants. He's not particularly fashion conscious so the homemade thing is not an issue luckily, but he loves his jeans and wears them all the time. Another pair is on my to do list.

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Date: 7/19/09 7:58 PM

Jan, here's a link to Rocketboy's blue jeans review.

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Date: 7/19/09 8:41 PM

kwik sew has a very nice pattern. I used this one for my son and it fit nicely. kwiksew pattern
It is very easy to sew.

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Date: 7/19/09 8:46 PM

Jan - if you don't want to make them, you might check the Penney's website. They carry a lot more sizes online than in the stores. Speaking from experience, he will outgrow them by Christmas or before. When my son was that age, I just bought a couple pair at a time until he quit growing so fast. Teenagers will not wear high water pants!!!

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Date: 7/19/09 10:02 PM

My husband searched online and thought Lee was a possibility so they trotted off to Fred Meyer to try some on. Low and behold if a pair of regular fit Lee 30x32 didn't seem to fit quite well with some room to grow. Only cost $22 each on sale. He's a a happy camper since he can now buy a computer with his money and I'm a happy camper since I don't have to make the durned things. Apparently a 28" waist is not the same for all brands. Good to know the guys get ripped off with sizing the same way women do.

Thanks for your suggestions and I'm just grateful I didn't have to follow up on them.

Jan

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Date: 7/19/09 10:07 PM

Trust me, if I could find 28X34's, I'd try to snag the pair before your son to have them just for myself LOL. That is definitely a hard size to find!

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Date: 7/19/09 10:52 PM

I didn't realize there was even 28x32. I can only find 29x32 for my son (he's almost 13 and is 5'10".) Really, he needs like a 27x34 but the 29" waist sits so low it gives him some extra leg room. I did buy Burda 7733 since my son said it would be alright if I made him some jeans. But it's just on my long list of things to do.

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