And here's the original pattern again:
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...
Outfit 1 Details
- Cowboy Shirt - sewn by me, using Smooth Sailing
- Cowboy Brooch - Charcoal Designs
- Chartreuse Cardigan - thrifted
- Bakelite Bracelets and Earrings - Etsy
- Shoes - Converse Chuck Taylors
Outfit 2 Details