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A classic pair of jeans

Added Sep 23, 2013

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...






After umming and ahhing for months over which pattern I should use, then muslining two different patterns which were both too small, I ended up making this pair in two days’ flat! Back pocket inspiration came to me from my swirl sheath dress where I used alternating sides of the same fabric – so here I laid down some scrap denim showing the reverse, topstitched, and frayed the edges for some texture.

The lining fabric is some quilting cotton with little running men all over it – I’d bought it to make a baby changing mat for a good friend (one of my fellow river running buddies) and there was a little bit leftover from the metre to use here. As per usual, I used the quilting cotton for the inner waistband, front pocket facings, and the fly underlap.

The denim here is gloriously wonderful stuff – all the better for aging like a fine wine in my stash since my mom brought it over in her suitcase for the wedding in 2010! So it’s officially over three years old, and I wish I’d bought more of it from Fabric.com, but for those of you who can buy from there without crippling shipping costs, apparently it’s “Heavy weight denim marine”. It’s non-stretch, has a great colour and texture, and really feels very high end boutique denim. Paired with some stellar rivets from Junior again (remember I showed you how to use these a while back, too), and I’ve got myself some very expensive-looking jeans for not very much time or money! Much better than fighting my way through the shops, that’s for sure.

For loads more photos and details of my sewing processes, head over to FehrTrade.com!

Material Notes

Heavyweight non-stretch denim from fabric.com




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Grunge, Other, Rock



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    Sep 26, 2013, 09.37 AMby SassyT

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    Sep 24, 2013, 07.29 PMby carottesauvage

    Well sexy!x

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    Sep 24, 2013, 02.45 PMby kihli

    Your jeans look great on you!

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    Sep 24, 2013, 02.12 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    Wow brilliant jeans! They look really professional and I love your little finishing touches. I want to have a go myself but haven’t been brave enough yet. Well done!

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    Sep 24, 2013, 01.49 AMby EllenMarieS

    Great jeans. I have been thinking about making some, and yours are very impressive and inspiring. Did you have trouble sewing through the thickness of the fabric?

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    Sep 24, 2013, 12.19 AMby candisrrt

    I am very impressed

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    Sep 23, 2013, 11.57 PMby schnui

    Great jeans and you have fitted them perfectly.

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