The Birkin Flares by Baste and Gather

Birkin Flares Baste and Gather

I’ve been taking a bit of a maternity leave from the sewing machine, but I got the itch and was lucky enough to be chosen as a tester for Baste and Gather’s new pattern the Birkin Flares. The timing was great because I’m in need of some clothes that fit.

I’m in that great post partum phase where none of my clothes fit particularly well. Custom jeans were just what I needed!

Birkin Flares Baste and Gather

The Birkin Flares have a higher waistline and fitted and flared leg. Being able to blend sizes and tweak finalized fit makes for a pair of comfortable jeans- just what I needed.

Birkin Flares Baste and Gather

Sewing jeans for myself was a little intimidating at first but the pattern walks you through it one step at a time. I do highly recommend sewing up a muslin first to help you get your sizing just right.

Birkin Flares Baste and Gather

I’m 5’4″ and I shortened up my jeans about 5 inches. Trucking around with kids I’m in a flatter boot most of the time.

I’m pumped to have a pair of well fitting jeans in my drawer. There is a skinny version currently in the works. Ideal for those of us that will will be sporting boots in the snow and rain for the next few months!

You can check out the pattern here.

Happy Sewing,


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  • Pam @Threading My Way December 10, 2015, 4:36 pm

    Perfect fit, Rachel.

  • Amy Mayen December 10, 2015, 5:26 pm

    Whoa Nelly! Those jeans are looking good on you! I love the high waist and I’m glad to hear about the skinny version in the works. I’m in the market for a jeans pattern with a midrise and skinny boot cut, but I want Lauren’s butt shaping pockets. Maybe I should email her lol! I heard that there may be bigger sizes later too. Exciting pattern! You look fabulous, friend.

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