Added May 9, 2011
New York, New Yo...
This pair of jeans was a class project for my patternmaking class. My first pair I’d ever drafted or sewn, they weren’t quite as difficult to sew as I had thought they would be. The hardest part was the zipper fly and figuring out how to match up the flat-felled crotch seam with the zipper fly…I’m not even sure I did it right, but they look decent, I think. I had some issues with the rise, which was unbalanced at first go. The crotch was baggy while the butt fit perfectly. Then I adjusted them, and the crotch fits fine and the butt is too small. Lesson learned. My next pair should be much better, I hope. I blogged about the mistakes I made here: http://mybeaubaby.blogspot.com/2011/05/two-wrongs-dont-make-properly-fitting.html
If you want to make jeans, I suggest reading over the great posts on sewing jeans at Male Pattern Boldness. Peter did a jeans sew-along last week, and he has all sorts of helpful advice: http://malepatternboldness.blogspot.com/
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