My first pair of jeans

Added Apr 11, 2011

by joost52

Brussels, Belgium

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Here they are, my very first attempt at making jeans. I started these by taking one of my favorite pairs, trying to measure them and draw a pattern based on the measurements. As I went along, I made some more changes and added different details such as different pocket on the back and my signature groin-buckle :)
I have really learned a lot from this project, the pockets and closure are so much better than the first pants I made (this is my second pair of pants ever) and I’m sure that next one I’ll make will be better again. But the truth is, they ain’t bad at all, and are already my favorite jeans. On top of that, other people like them too :)

You can get more info and detailed pictures at my blog: sartorialdiy.com

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    May 14, 2012, 10.06 AMby elloradanan

    They are cool! This is something I have in my sewing plans: my own pair of jeans ;)

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      Aug 8, 2012, 09.00 AMby joost52

      Have you stated yet? Because you totally should ;)

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    May 13, 2012, 09.04 PMby JPGagnon

    You’ve got a great eye for details!

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      May 13, 2012, 09.06 PMby joost52

      Hey thanks, that’s nice to hear :)

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    Apr 2, 2012, 04.06 AMby jimyshu

    This is absolutely beautiful, and you are a perfect model for this~ Awesome job

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      Apr 2, 2012, 09.34 AMby joost52

      Thanks man :) Not sure about the model though ;)

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    Feb 16, 2012, 09.19 PMby asperge11

    These are amazing! :)

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      Feb 16, 2012, 09.22 PMby joost52

      Well, I wouldn’t say that, but thanks :)

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    Feb 1, 2012, 08.30 AMby petrafedorova

    Absolutely lovely pair of jeans. I have been thinking for ages to make a pair for my boyfriend, but have a problem to find right fabric. Hopefully when I find it, my jeans will be as good as yours.

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      Feb 1, 2012, 09.06 AMby joost52

      Thankyou girl :)
      Buying jeans fabric is not so easy because all jeans you buy in the store have been washed or mechanically or chemically aged. When you buy the fabric however, it’s ‘new’ so it looks different.
      However, when you make pants out of it, it’s still kinda cool :)

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    Feb 1, 2012, 08.30 AMby petrafedorova

    Absolutely lovely pair of jeans. I have been thinking for ages to make a pair for my boyfriend, but have a problem to find right fabric. Hopefully when I find it, my jeans will be as good as yours.

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    Sep 17, 2011, 11.42 PMby judith Bencomo

    Wow.. i really liked this pair of Jeans!! :D great job!

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      Sep 19, 2011, 06.43 AMby joost52

      :) Thanks, that’s really sweet of you!

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    Jun 8, 2011, 10.48 AMby carolabrauns

    How creative – you are a master now – excellent!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Sep 19, 2011, 06.42 AMby joost52

      Haha, thanks, but far from it :)
      And I have been too busy to get anything done lately. Have made a new jeans and Tshirt a while back, but haven’t even found the time to put them online.

      But, I’m starting a fashion design course on Thursday, so I’m excited about that. At least it will force me into spending some time on it :)

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      Sep 19, 2011, 07.39 PMby carolabrauns

      I am envious – I also looked for a course like that. We have a design school in Hamburg, but if you participate all 3 years, it costs € 12.000,00. That’s too much for a hobby…
      I wish all the best for you and your design course. And I hope that you still have the pleasure in creating nice things out of fabric. Maybe you tell me how it is going. I am curious about it.

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    May 12, 2011, 09.04 PMby alphay

    Cool Jeans and nice fit too. :)

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      May 13, 2011, 07.33 AMby joost52

      Thanks man :)

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    May 12, 2011, 02.21 AMby otrotamal

    incredible!! everything about them is fantastic!

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      May 12, 2011, 06.38 AMby joost52

      Personally I find these comments to be the most fantastic thing about them : )

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    May 11, 2011, 01.31 PMby zhynee

    gorgeous jeans, you look pretty hot in it and amazingly you made it yourself..kudos…hands down..hehehe^_^

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      May 12, 2011, 06.37 AMby joost52

      Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can’t comment on the hot part, but I’m really happy you like the jeans ;)

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    May 5, 2011, 02.43 PMby RoniBarr

    I’m new to Burda and been looking at all kinds of projects but this one just blew me away! Amazing jeans and you look super hot in them. LOVE the groin buckle. I recently started making my own pants and jeans and you’ve been an amazing source of inspiration. Rock on and keep posting amazing projects!

    Thanks. :)

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      May 5, 2011, 02.54 PMby joost52

      er… can I quote you on that? ;-)

      I don’t know what to say really. I don’t think there’s anything that can make me more happy than the idea that I inspired someone :)

      Also, it’s a super motivator, so thank you. I will post new stuff, but I’m a bit slow because I have so many other things I like ;)

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.37 PMby amaydak

    Wow, you made your own jeans! They look fantastic!!! How long did this project take?

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      May 10, 2011, 01.40 PMby joost52

      Oh, I’m afraid this took more than 4 weeks. As it was my first pair, I think I would be able to do it faster now, but still, it’s a lot of work.
      Also, I don’t have enough time ;)

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    Apr 28, 2011, 01.21 PMby oonaballoona

    these are hooooooooooooot! i love that signature buckle so much.

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      May 10, 2011, 01.41 PMby joost52

      I love you too oonathingie ;-)

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    Apr 17, 2011, 04.11 PMby seabear

    WOW! Those are some damn hot jeans.

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      Apr 17, 2011, 10.10 PMby joost52

      [blush] Thank you seabear :)

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    Apr 15, 2011, 07.33 PMby cantare

    Wow Joost52!! I would pay at least $500 for these jeans. No joke. These are incredible!!!

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      Apr 17, 2011, 10.09 PMby joost52

      Thank you! Your $500 can not motivate me, but your nice comments sure do :) Thanks so much.

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    Apr 13, 2011, 05.43 AMby JuliaBobbin

    Are you serious!!! These jeans are so fantastic they make my eyes hurt. Ridiculously good.

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      Apr 13, 2011, 06.53 AMby joost52

      Thank you Julia. Considering the amazing stuff you make, that’s a huge compliment :)

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    Apr 13, 2011, 02.05 AMby Smarti1957

    Only disappointment was that I could not zoom in on the pictures…INCROYABLE! I then did a double take! HEY THIS IS A GUY! And he sews incredibly. Jeans for a second pair of pants? With a designer look? And an incredible fit? I am sooo impressed. I love all the little details you’ve added to make them yours. I wish more guys were into sewing. It’s so refreshing to see. Thank you for sharing.

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      Apr 13, 2011, 06.48 AMby joost52

      Here are the detailed pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/j__st/sets/72157626352814063/

      Haha, so funny how you had a ‘this is a guy’ moment :) Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. It’s really a no-brainer to share or not when you see how one gets showered in positive vibes :)

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    Apr 13, 2011, 12.04 AMby max

    Excellent!!!!!!!!!!

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      Apr 13, 2011, 06.45 AMby joost52

      Thank you!!!!!!!!!

      :-)

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    Apr 12, 2011, 10.15 AMby thao

    I have no words…. wow……..

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      Apr 12, 2011, 11.50 AMby joost52

      Merci Thao, tu es trop gentille :)

      PS: Merci pour me suivre sur Tumblr, je viens de faire la meme avec cose piccole :)

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    Apr 12, 2011, 09.37 AMby Ooty Yaacobi

    great great details! la la love it =)

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      Apr 12, 2011, 11.51 AMby joost52

      That smiley you put there is a good indication of how that makes me feel ;-)

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    Apr 12, 2011, 09.03 AMby loulourosa

    Hallo Joost, een jeans wow, erg goed gedaan! Mijn man vraagt me constant om voor hem ook eens kleren te maken, maar ik blijf het maar uitstellen,…hmmm

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      Apr 12, 2011, 11.45 AMby joost52

      Het is zeker het proberen waard, en als het mislukt zal hij je nog altijd wel graag zien zeker ;-)

      Bedankt voor de feedback, ik ben altijd helemaal gesmolten vanbinnen van al dat liefs :)

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    Apr 12, 2011, 08.23 AMby nikotina

    It’s everything a really good pare of jeans should be, cool, stylish and super hot, but the best thing ,is no doubt the signature buckle.

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      Apr 12, 2011, 08.42 AMby joost52

      I’m so flattered I think nothing is going to get me down today :)
      Thank you nikotina, you’re lovely!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 07.00 AMby zaarissima

    I’m impressed!!!!!! Great! Especially I like the details on your jeans!

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      Apr 12, 2011, 08.36 AMby joost52

      Thank you so much! I still think Nana the elephant is more impressive but I appreciate that you like them :)

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    Apr 12, 2011, 04.43 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    these are increadible! i can not belive how fast you have developed into such an expert! i am truely impressed and really really like your jeans! GREAT JOB!!!!

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      Apr 12, 2011, 08.32 AMby joost52

      You’re being too nice Ralf, but I’m not complaining :)
      Thank you!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 03.43 AMby kelepso

    Very impressive! I’d like a pair in size 28 waist. Thank you!

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      Apr 12, 2011, 08.16 AMby joost52

      28?? Hey man, and you saying I’m fat ?! ;-)

      Thanks, that’s really nice.

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    Apr 12, 2011, 03.17 AMby marloncosta

    Dude! What am I gonna say? WOW! Just awesome! I need a pair of those on the mail to Boston! Really outstanding! It looks very professionally done and the groin buckle rocks as well!

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      Apr 12, 2011, 08.13 AMby joost52

      Well, I don’t know what to say to that really. I think I’m going to order me one of these bumper stickers to show off:

      On a more serious note, thanks man, means a lot to me.

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      Apr 14, 2011, 10.01 AMby marloncosta

      That was funny dude!!! But yeah…I love your jeans! You are truly talented!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 01.43 AMby SewnLovely

    Those are awesome, so impressive…now if I could somehow channel that kind of talent I could finally make something my husband would wear outside of the house :] Great Job!

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      Apr 12, 2011, 07.19 AMby joost52

      Haha :) I think that you don’t give yourself enough credit. Things have to be sooo much better if you make them for somebody else because they don’t have this super nice ‘hey, I made this’ feeling.

      I’ve seen those dresses you make, I don’t think your husband has anything to complain about ;)

      Thanks for the nice comment!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 01.35 AMby novak-1

    Awesome job on the jeans!! I’ve altered my jeans, taken some apart and put them back together, and have made many other types of pants. But, making a pair from scratch is quite an accomplishment! Did you use a particular Schmetz needle? I ordered some heavy duty Singer needles online, size 16 and 18 to use on denim, and they work well on the thick seams. Thanks for sharing, and keep up the great work :-)

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      Apr 12, 2011, 06.56 AMby joost52

      Hey Novak,

      thank you so much for your kind comments. It really makes my day :)
      I put up a picture of the needles I used for you, so these are the needles I used:

      Might be a bit small, the original is on Flickr so just click here for a big version

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    Apr 11, 2011, 10.45 PMby lili123

    very impressive work, it looks fantastic!!!

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      Apr 11, 2011, 10.55 PMby joost52

      Thank you thank you, it took me a while to finish them but all this nice feedback alone makes it worth the effort :)

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