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True Blue Boyfriend Jeans

Added Nov 28, 2014

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland

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Description

i wanted a normal, plain pair of jeans. no rips, no acid wash, none of that. something relaxed and comfy. i had never sewn any jeans, and for this one i got the pattern from Named Clothing, called the Wyome Boyfriend Jeans pattern.

i cut the pattern for the size 40 (i felt so big! that’s the biggest size i’ve ever cut for bottoms!) because i wanted it to be a bit baggy. i also made it about 15 cm shorter than the original length, because i’m quite short. everything went quite smoothly until i had to do the first topstitches. i don’t even want to go there, but let’s just say, i probably won’t be making another pair of denim pants any time soon. when it came to the very end, topstitching the waist band and sewing the belt loops, i decided to do them by hand because i really don’t want to kill my sewing machine. i managed to ruin 2 of the denim buttons before finally succeeding in attaching all 5. (yep, it was my first time ever of hammering denim buttons into place!)

when you see the bottom side of the topstitches, you’ll actually see how my sewing machine struggled to do it. the bottom thread became loopy no matter how high i set the sewing tension, but whatever. as long as i can wear the pants, i’ll wear them proudly.

i also did not add any interface at all, because i was so afraid that if i did, my sewing machine would not be able to sew those parts at all. i should have done it though for the button hole part, because now as you can see, it gets a bit curly from the stretch and holes. ah well. if there is ever a next time, at least i’ll know better.

also posted on my blog.

Material Notes

1,7m of semi stretch denim fabric (110 cm wide),
5 rivet buttons,
about 20 cm of cotton fabric for inside pockets.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Casual
Material
Denim

Credits

Named Clothing

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    Dec 1, 2014, 05.11 AMby floralgirl

    You’ve done a great job on these-they look so cute. Unfortunately modern machines don’t cope well topstitching thick threads on heavy fabrics. I have several sewing machines and the best top-stitchers I have are the elna SP and the Singer 201( mine is an amazing treadle). I purchased both very cheaply secondhand.

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      Dec 1, 2014, 07.14 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you! that’s true, only a handful of sewing machine brands can handle topstitches on heavy fabrics. i got my machine when i just learned how to sew, and still use the same “beginner sewing machine” to this date, which is why i can’t really rely on it. hope one day i’ll have enough money to buy a better one (even secondhand ones here cost a lot). :)

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      Dec 1, 2014, 09.35 PMby floralgirl

      I later had a thought that they probably cost more for you. It will be exciting for you when you find a good top stitcher. Good luck!

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    Nov 30, 2014, 01.11 AMby Mary Athey

    These look fantastic, I agree with liliv. in that they look expensive. Fantastic outfit and styling x

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      Dec 1, 2014, 07.12 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you very much, Mary! so happy indeed with how they turned out! ;)

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    Nov 29, 2014, 03.46 PMby liliv-1

    it looks like yóu’ ve spent a lot of money on these! Totally gorgeous outfit, you have so much style!

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      Nov 29, 2014, 05.11 PMby saxsilverain

      you really know how to compliment a seamstress! :D thank you so much, Liliv! <3

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    Nov 29, 2014, 02.47 PMby Yuki M

    It’s so cool! I love the fly front and your fun coordinate!

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      Nov 29, 2014, 05.13 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you very much for your lovely comment! i dreaded putting the buttons so much, but it was actually one of the most fun parts of this whole project. ;)

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    Nov 29, 2014, 08.28 AMby rita61

    Your pants suit you! Stretch denim is very difficult to sew with; so give yourself a pat on the back! When you decide to brave sewing denim again, if you ‘pound’ the seams flatter before you top-stitch with a clapper or light hammer, it make a big difference. Non-stretch denim is easier to sew with.

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      Nov 29, 2014, 05.15 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks so much for the tips! will definitely try pounding it if there is ever a next time! :D i couldn’t find a non-stretch denim fabric with the colour i wanted, so that’s why i chose this one, LOL.

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    Nov 29, 2014, 08.08 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    I’m really impressed! Looks like they come from a designer shop! You can for sure be proud and Happy wearing those! :-)

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      Nov 29, 2014, 05.53 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you, Ellen! :) i really appreciate your kind comments, each and every one of them. <3

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    Nov 29, 2014, 07.23 AMby MarineSea

    very good

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      Nov 29, 2014, 05.53 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you so much! :)

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