My Colette Clover jeans

Added Jan 10, 2012

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...

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Description

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!

Material Notes

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).

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Casual, Classic, Geek, Preppy, Vintage
Material
Denim

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  • Bulgaria_and_france_burgundy_2012_101_large

    Jan 10, 2012, 11.51 PMby schnui

    Great pair of jeans. Love your top stitching which gives a lovely finish.

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