Added May 25, 2010
Salt Lake City, ...
This is my Mister and I’ve never sewn a single stitch of apparel for him and thought it was high time. He was in desperate need of new jeans. It’s always hard to fit Mr. S and I wasn’t emotionally prepared for the hunting of jeans that don’t seem to exist this time around. So here is Kwik Sew 3504. I’ll be making these again and again, I think. I don’t know that Mr. S is completely convinced that he likes them. But hey, these are my first pair. A few more and perhaps he’ll be swayed. Let’s get down to specifics shall we?
I used a stretch denim for these and stitched a gold denim topstitching thread. I bought rivets from ebay and found jean buttons at my local fabric store. After all was said and done I tried distressing the jeans. I’m not sure that this really worked out that well and I don’t know if that’s because of the stretch in the denim or not. I tried bleaching these and sandpapering them and giving them a few bleach pen streaks. It was fun giving this a try even if the distress didn’t come out quite right.The sewing pattern was quite good. There are a few tweaks that still need to be made for next time, but overall I’m happy with the fit and the construction. The instructions are great and quite straight forward. Totally recommend!
Heavy-weight stretch denim, denim topstitching thread, rivets, jean buttons
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