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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Review Burda 9500

Okay so I initially set out to make jeans for T b/c I hate skinnies.  And then she told me that she only liked skinnies.  I decided what the heck, I might as well try out some skinnies.  Plus it’s great practice because I eventually do want to make some jeans for myself. 

Pattern: Burda 9500


Finished Jeans:


Fabric: Stretch Denim

I used rhinestone rivets.  How cute are those!  You know little girls love sparkly things.


Pattern Notes:

I had some issues with this pattern.  First, the back (butt) is way too small.  I guess this is good if you have a really thin child.  I increased the back rise, did a full butt adjustment, and added a little at the hips, and the back is still too small.  The rise needs to be increased even more.

Also, this pattern has the wierdest fly ever.  Its way too long and wide.  I just redid the fly, including the marking on the CF to something that made more sense.

I also added buttonhole elastic to make the waistband adjustable- which is a must with kids.  I’ve been stealing them from old jeans.  Can you believe my local fabric store is charging $5/ yard for buttonhole elastic!

Besides that, everything else was great.

Conclusion:  I really like the pattern.  The butt and fly are just plain weird, but I still recommend the pattern.  And honestly, I can’t think of any other skinny jean patterns for girls anyways.  After the quick adjustments, you come up with a pair of really cute jeans. 

I have redeemed myself, these are T’s favorite jeans and she wears them as soon as they are clean again.


  1. You are tearing those jeans up. Excellent job!

    1. Hi Faye! I see I'm not the only one up late, lol. Can't wait to see what you tear up in the sewing next now that you are getting settled back in from vacation. And you got all your babies running in tip top shape.