Added Jan 10, 2012
London, United K...
A few months ago, I went and sewed up the Clover trouser pattern for the first time, in dark green sateen . Having fixed the zipper (my own mistake), I realised that I love the great fit of these trousers, but they’d be even better with traditional pockets and a front fly more like jeans… in fact, I’d actually just like some Clover jeans.
So that’s exactly what I did! I first altered the pattern to create the front pockets (and I extended the pocket lining piece to the centre front to make a “gut slimming” panel), add a fly-front, and extend front waistband to match the fly underlap. I also added back pockets and belt loops off another jeans pattern. I didn’t bother to draft a back yoke as I actually prefer the look of jeans without them, and the back darts just disappear into the pockets anyway.
See way more photos plus a ton of jeans-sewing tips over at FehrTrade.com!
I used stretch (ex-designer) denim from Ditto Fabrics, and fun Spoonflower cotton prints for the pocket and waistband linings (see my site above for details and links).
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