Added Jan 7, 2012
South Perth, Aus...
Here they are! They are not perfect, but I am so pleased with my first attempt at making jeans. I used some medium weight grey stretch fabric that I bought in Bali. I was worried that it might be too lightweight for this pattern, but I think it is fine. I reinforced the back pockets and fly with interfacing.
I made the higher waisted version of the Jalie jeans pattern. I changed the leg shape from bootcut to skinny, by tracing some pants I had, and lengthened it by 6cm (3cm above the knee and 3cm below). I added the side pocket as well, so I did the outside leg seams first, attached and finished off the pocket and then sewed the inside leg. The pattern suggests doing the inside leg first, but the other way round worked fine for me.
So overall I say YAY! I have already bought some stretch denim to make my second pair. Who would have thought I’d ever make jeans – certainly not me!!
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Medium weight stretch cotton fabric
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