My New Favorite Jeans

Added Mar 19, 2010

by mountainhoney

Olympic Valley, ...

797987483d917aac75da73e62675a03365d6d768_thumb

Views

805

Img_3577_large

Description

A few pairs of my jeans just bit the dust so I needed some new ones. As you all know it’s really hard to find new jeans that fit just right and the good ones cost a lot of money so I decided to make my own. I started with a plain pants pattern that I found some place and made several design changes. Then I made a muslin to check the fit. The muslin fittings took me about three tries. In the end I got the PERFECT pair of jeans. All together the materials only cost me about $15. That’s so much better than spending $100+ for a pair of designer jeans.

The top is another one of my designs. It’s a western inspired shirt made with all of my left over snaps for a kind of mix and match look. For the pattern, I used a drafting program on my computer called Garment Designer. I added a few of my own details since the program only creates very simple patterns.

Material Notes

For the jeans I used some light weight denim which was very easy to work with and feels like flannel. The shirt is made of a very thin light weight cotton.

Difficulty

Expert

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton, Denim

Credits

Be sure to check out my online store which has all kinds of vintage patterns.

7 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Ghetto_girl_goes_to_colo__large

    Apr 9, 2011, 07.27 PMby turtlegirl00

    these are amazing!!!! I love them and they look great on you! way to go!

  • St_coloring_book_photo_large

    Mar 22, 2010, 02.33 PMby storres56

    It’s rare when I find proper fitting jeans without breaking the bank. I love your jeans. Great job! You’ve inspired me sewing a pair.

  • 532698_10150742947249316_1888144941_n_large

    Mar 20, 2010, 04.00 PMby keren

    The jeans fit you like a glove. So awesome! But I do not enjoy fiddling around with muslin. Isn’t there a better way to get a good fit? Like checking the measurements on the pattern and then fixing the pants themselves? Maybe there are no shortcuts… :-| Anyway the jeans look great!! The shirt as well.

  • Sdc11375_large

    Mar 20, 2010, 09.09 AMby rogue-cellist

    well done! jeans are always one of ‘those" shopping trips- but having seen a couple of really well done pairs on here now I’m feeling inspired to have a go myself.

  • L_0d118d603ea645031ba6edcc9c0f8db1_large

    Mar 20, 2010, 03.46 AMby Ashlee Nemo

    so jealous of your talents! :) great job

  • Lochness_large

    Mar 20, 2010, 12.46 AMby iandeye

    Wow what a task – like ’em!

  • Knitfreak-avatar-7243_large_large

    Mar 19, 2010, 08.26 PMby domesticatedhuman

    Hot hot hot! These fit you perfectly, nice job :)

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 2 people added it

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/my-new-favorite-jeans