Ellen Bellbottom Jeans

Added May 31, 2011

by tanitisis

Calgary, Canada

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Description

I wound up with two metres of gorgeous indigo non-stretch denim. What else to do, but make bellbottoms?

I decided to use the Ellen pattern for a base, as it’s a simple, non-stretch, close-fitting pants pattern. I traced it off, cut off yoke and pocket sections (adding seam allowances as necessary), made pieces for the pocket linings, and went to town. This is also my first attempt at flat-felling seams—-usually in jeans I just press the seams to one side and topstitch.

Just for fun, I made a corset-lacing front opening rather than a regular fly.

The construction is blogged in more detail here

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Casual
Material
Denim

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    Jun 2, 2011, 11.31 AMby urbandon

    Some serious retro styling- that fly- groovy as. Great fit as usual.

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    Jun 1, 2011, 07.00 AMby A Sewing Architect

    Great job! I especially love the front opening detail..

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    May 31, 2011, 06.03 PMby flowergirl22

    nice dark colour,, great job

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    May 31, 2011, 05.36 PMby jd98

    they’re brilliant. totally jealous!

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    May 31, 2011, 10.27 AMby crafty-cc

    Wow they look amazing, the finish is perfect, well done :)

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    May 31, 2011, 05.37 AMby joost52

    I love jeans, and you did a great job. The fit is marvelous and I love all the topstitching you did. Oh, I think you’re red top is inside-out ;)

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    May 31, 2011, 01.10 AMby turtlegirl00

    super adorable!! I am not brave enough to attempt jeans—I did tailor a pair to fit, but thats it!

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This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/ellen-bellbottom-jeans