Jalie 3461 – Last Eleonore’s Of The Season


I’ve posted jeans made with Jalie’s pull-on jeans pattern a couple of times on my blog. I made two additional pair before the warm weather runs out around here. It feels like we just started our hot weather on the Central Coast of California so I’m hoping to get to wear these pants a few times before fall hits us.


I purchased this polka dot stretch cotton at Britex in San Francisco over the summer. I was worried that the polka dots would make these look  like “clown” pants but I love polka dots and was willing to take the risk. I think I can get away with them as long as I don’t have anything with ruffles while wearing them.  I made skinny jeans for this version. I did this by taking 3/8″ off of the inseam from the hem and tapering to nothing right above the knee. As with previous pairs I used 1.5″ elastic at the waist instead of the 1″ called for by the pattern. This is standard for me when making these pants. The top in the picture is  Simplicity 1463.

The next pair was sewn with white denim from Mood Fabrics.


This pair was made without any changes. I’ve made five pair of these pants since March of this year. I qualify this pattern as a “very satisfying sew”. There are very few pieces and the jeans come together quickly. The results are totally Ready-To-Wear.  The printed top in the picture is Burda Style 06-2013-108.


Here are pictures of my previous three pair:

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15 thoughts on “Jalie 3461 – Last Eleonore’s Of The Season

  1. I love all your Eleonore jeans. I’m in the process of tracing my pattern. My biggest problem is that I am short – 5′ 2″ – and as far as I know these are designed for 5′ 6″. I don’t see a knee marking to shorten there. I do’t just want to shorten them at the bottom. Any advice?
    Thank you

  2. Wow, every pair you made looks awesome, but those white ones with the blue print top make such a chic outfit! I’ve got to order that jeans pattern, as i love the idea of pull-on jeans, rather than having to install a fly and zipper. Thanks for all the inspiration your give!

      • Glad you were so successful – I will recheck measurements and try again! I would love to have a pattern that fit so well I would use it 5 times in just a few months! Maybe the next one will be a winner – everyone seems to love this pattern.

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