I had to add interesting to this pattern description - because it is! This lovely pattern comes from 'Summer Knitting', circa early 1940s.
Who doesn't love those full 1940's sleeve heads and the easy (yet attractive) stripe pattern in garter stitch?
This one's already in my queue - and I reckon it would smashing with the garter stripes knitted in a contrasting colour.
To fit: 34 and 38 inch busts.
Yarn: Fingering weight
Needles: 3.75mm and 2.75mm
Isn't it hard to believe they're the same design?
I've been wearing these jeans for three days straight so I guess I better make another pair before I wear these out.
I just wanted a pair of jeans that were fairly fitted around the hips, didn't give me camel-toe (hello Freddies, looking at you) and I could comfortably sit down in.
Basically a pair of jeans I could wear on the plane to the USA next year.
These jeans tick all those boxes! :)
Tired face sorry! Been working 8 days straight
The fabric was a medium weight denim (not as heavy as rigid denim), and I used a beige top-stitch thread instead of golden-yellow.
This time around, I fixed up all the little things I didn't like in my last pair, including:
Raising the crotch depth about half an inch (they were a fraction too low last time)
Narrowing the legs and hips a bit more
Removing the front waist dart (tutorial coming very soon)
Changing the pockets
I did have some major top stitching issues with this denim, my sewing machine kept chewing up the top-stitch thread no matter what tension I used.
A lot of ripping out and sewing again, but I got there in the end.
I won't mention the pair I made just before these, where I forgot to allow for ease and made them too tight (photos on Facebook if you want to see my brain fail). All that beautiful top stitching gone to waste.
I still can't believe I made jeans that look 'proper', i.e. like Freddies of Pinewood, not home-sewn!
I may not look excited in the photos, but I'm jumping around on the inside, let me tell you.
(I just look tired as I have to work 19 days straight to get some projects rolled out at work).
And what's next on the cards? Here's a sneak peek, and I hope you've been enjoying the Curvy Month knitting patterns so far...
'So new, so different, so pretty! Our simple sky-blue jersey is embroidered with ripe ears of golden barley...'
This sweet little jumper comes from Weldon's Ladies Journal, and would be a fun novelty knit to pair with pedal pushers!
This jumper is knit first (long or short sleeves) and the barley embroidered on later. On the upside, this would be a really easy design to embroider on any plain jumper for a taste of novelty (if you didn't want to knit your own).
To fit: 31-33 inch, 33-35 inch and 35-37 inch busts
Needles: 3.25mm and 2.75mm
As per always, right click on the image and open in a new tab to see full size versions for printing.