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I Dream of Jeans ---That fit properly

Added May 9, 2011

by suzeb

New York, New Yo...






This pair of jeans was a class project for my patternmaking class. My first pair I’d ever drafted or sewn, they weren’t quite as difficult to sew as I had thought they would be. The hardest part was the zipper fly and figuring out how to match up the flat-felled crotch seam with the zipper fly…I’m not even sure I did it right, but they look decent, I think. I had some issues with the rise, which was unbalanced at first go. The crotch was baggy while the butt fit perfectly. Then I adjusted them, and the crotch fits fine and the butt is too small. Lesson learned. My next pair should be much better, I hope. I blogged about the mistakes I made here: http://mybeaubaby.blogspot.com/2011/05/two-wrongs-dont-make-properly-fitting.html

If you want to make jeans, I suggest reading over the great posts on sewing jeans at Male Pattern Boldness. Peter did a jeans sew-along last week, and he has all sorts of helpful advice: http://malepatternboldness.blogspot.com/



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Spring, Fall, Winter
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Casual, Classic

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    May 10, 2011, 02.35 PMby jimsalmon

    Great job! The pockets work well with the dropped yoke. I use a contoured waistband to solve the back gap problem.

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    May 10, 2011, 01.36 AMby cambra

    The pockets are my favorite, favorite, favorite! they almost make me want to attempt jeans again…almost haha

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    May 9, 2011, 10.36 PMby janene

    Well done suzeb. I’m very impressed. I’m not brave enough to tackle jeans yet! I think your butt looks great in them if I might say so! ;-)

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    May 9, 2011, 10.07 PMby suzeb

    Thanks! I wish I could have taken more time with these (my fly’s a little sloppy as is my topstitching), but they were a class project so I had a deadline to meet!

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    May 9, 2011, 08.11 PMby janul

    you´re so quick! a while ago I read on your blog that you´re starting! great job!

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    May 9, 2011, 02.56 PMby vestiphobia

    I like your pockets! Very cute!

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