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Birkin Flares

Baste and Gather

Inspired by the style of 1970s fashion icon Jane Birkin, the Birkin Flares feature a high waist, trim fit to the knees and a fashion-forward, flared leg. The Birkin Flares work wonders on all figures and make even the puniest of bottoms look fantastic (ask me how I know!).  Tall or short, thin or curvy, somewhere in the middle…I haven’t seen anyone who doesn’t look great in these jeans!

This pattern comes in waist sizes 24-35 and is suitable for the intermediate sewist. (Jeans are NOT hard to sew, and I’ll help you through the tricky parts! Promise!)

Find out more about this sewing pattern from Baste and Gather here.

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Additional information

Fabric

Denim / Corduroy

Size

6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Sewing level

Advanced

Make time

All weekend or longer

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  1. Birkin Flares

    NicoleNeedles

    I love these jeans, and making them was a dream due to the well written instructions. I used a heavy weight stretch drill from Walthamstow market, and a zip cannibalized from an old pair of jeans, so the whole project was a bargain. Check out more details and pictures at nicoleneedles.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Birkin Flares

    AnneW

    Fabric used: Charcoal denim with 2% lycra from Croft Mill Fabrics
    Instructions: Instruction leaflet full of clear directions and illustratons. I found it all pretty simple to follow and really appreciated the obvious level of research that’s gone into producing the instructions.
    Pattern: You can choose to just print the size you want, or print all of them. I chose to print all the sizes and picked the copy shop version. I hate sticking PDF pages together.
    Fitting alterations: I made the 35. Measurements indicated I could grade to the smaller size for hip, but I new I’d need every centimetre over my bum & tum. All I needed to change was to add 5mm on the inseam from knee up to crotch and to scoop out the back seam by about the same. I also needed 8cm less in the length.
    The jeans turned out pretty much how I had imagined, or better! I love the flare and even though I chopped 8cm off the bottom, haven’t lost any of the width necessary. Fit over the bum is superb. I would most certainly recommend this pattern if you’re into flares.

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