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Thames jeans

Added Mar 25, 2008

by squirrellypoo

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I was going to try Anita but my denim is mostly definitely NOT stretchy, so I used my favourite jeans pattern (from an old Burda WOF magazine) and added a back yoke. I used the shape of the Thames in east London for the back pocket detail. I thought it was appropriate as I live on a boat on the Thames and sewed these there!

Go to for more photos and more on the blue bolero.

Material Notes

very thick Levis brand-name denim from Crybaby’s Boutique, Prym rivets, and lots and lots of Gutermann upholstery thread (see my How To)!





Fehr Trade for the creation and frankenpattern

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    Mar 26, 2008, 06.02 AMby squirrellypoo

    you can use normal thread if you use two spools in the top, but it’s a lot easier to thread if you use upholstery thread – it’s thicker than normal thread and makes a nice, strong line.

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    Mar 25, 2008, 01.53 PMby clairelovestosew

    I like the Thames river on the pockets :) do you think upholstery thread is better for use on denim then? I’ve just been sewing denim using normal cotton, and it is somewhat of a struggle :( also, a houseboat in London, how lucky!

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