Added Sep 5, 2013
Stp, United States
Cropped skinny jeans made from Jalie 2908. This is my second time making jeans from the Jalie pattern. I had much more success this second time, partly, I’m sure from my fabric choice. I used a pair of RTW skinny jeans to help me narrow the legs of the pattern down, and shorten the rise. I also cropped the pants off above the ankle. I love these jeans. A lot. The Jalie pattern rocks and is such a great starting off point. I did need to make a couple fit adjustments to the waist area, but nothing too major. I just brought the back yoke in an inch on both sides, tapering it towards the top. It got rid of the gap at the finished waist and keeps the waistband from slipping down. I also made a couple of adjustments to the pockets. I did my little cursive “S” design on the back pockets, and this time got the placement perfect. Seriously, so happy about that. I added a coin pocket to the front pockets. I need somewhere to stash my Chapstick, especially since the front pockets are fakies. I totally made real front pockets. But when I tried the pants on, you could see the pocket lines through the white fabric. It looked crazy tacky. After consulting a friend who has a few pairs of RTW white jeans, I chopped the pocket bags off, sewed those pockets up over the topstitching, and now I have fauxets.
I’ve been wearing this jeans all Spring and Summer this year, and love them. I get compliments on them all the time. I just cut out two more pair of Jalie this week for Fall. I’m doing a straight leg and another skinny, but not cropped this time. Can’t recommend this pattern enough!
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