I was chosen to be apart of the Birkin Flares tester group, and let me just say, you NEED this pattern! I have never made jeans before. Lauren Dahl, the creator of these fab jeans (and Baste + Gather) is a genius I tell you. This pattern is put together so well, the steps are very clear with great illustrations, and JEAAANSS! You can do it! They really aren’t very hard at all. I found the whole process very smooth and simple to understand. Also, I’m officially obsessed with topstitching. There’s something so satisfying about it (when you get it right). I can’t believe I made jeans.
The fit is amazing. I did not make a muslin, and instead just basted my legs together, and from there took them in so the fit was just perfect. I made the size 25, and took them in a little. I made my pockets from the size 26 so they would be a tad bit bigger.
Disclaimer: I do not wear flared jeans. Until now. I love the shape of the legs, and find them super flattering. Plus, flares are super trendy right now and making a huge comeback.
I had so much fun being apart of this tester group. This has been my first pattern testing experience, and it was so fun sewing along with other women in our Facebook group, and also being able to ask Lauren any questions I had while going through the pattern. Special thanks to Lauren for giving me this great opportunity.
My bell sleeve top is made by me, and I’m currently working on a tutorial for next week. If you can’t tell, I’m really feeling this 70’s comeback thing going on this season. Gimme all the flares.
You can purchase the pattern here.