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My New Favorite Jeans

Added Mar 19, 2010

by mountainhoney

Owens Cross Road...






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.




Garment Type
Cotton, Denim


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

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    Apr 9, 2011, 07.27 PMby turtlegirl00

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Mar 20, 2010, 03.46 AMby Ashlee Nemo

    so jealous of your talents! :) great job

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    Mar 20, 2010, 12.46 AMby iandeye

    Wow what a task – like ’em!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 08.26 PMby domesticatedhuman

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

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