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Jeans, take one

Added Dec 4, 2011

by threadsquare

Somerville, Mass...






Though these were first started (gulp) about 4 years and many miles ago, I’ve finally finished my first pair of jeans. They aren’t perfect, but now I have a starting point to tweak them into the perfect pair.

Read more about their jeanealogy

McCall’s Palmer/Pletsch M5142 “The Perfect Jean”




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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  • Me_pecks_large

    Dec 21, 2011, 10.52 PMby nessys

    Wow – the idea of sewing jeans just makes me want to hide under my bed. Sewing a denim skirt was enough to send both me and my machine into “top stitch breakdown”!

    You did a fab job – so worth it and they fit you like a dream and now you can (even though they already look perfect to me) perfect the art. I am so impressed Darl! x

    PS Gee you look cute in that cloche! x

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    • Cali_large

      Jan 7, 2012, 03.27 AMby threadsquare

      My machine HATED the thickness. I need to keep at ‘em, so I don’t lose steam and get totally stuck again. Fit okay standing, but kinda snug across the thigh ;)

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    Dec 6, 2011, 04.06 PMby oldfashioned

    I think theyr’e brill and i’m impressed and inspired to (one day!) make jeans. Good one.

  • Burda_pic_large

    Dec 5, 2011, 02.26 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    Okay Miss Threadsquare, you just started off my Monday morning on a high note! Thanks- Are you going to make your jeans in any other colors?

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    Dec 5, 2011, 02.13 PMby laikadoll

    Your butt looks great in those! Bahaha :P

  • Burda_pic_large

    Dec 5, 2011, 04.51 AMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    those dungarees look great!!!! I wouldn’t in a million years try to sew a pair of those- They really are great though- Besides bathing suit shopping, denim jeans are the second on my sh** list of things to buy. I resigned myself to “Lucky” jeans, that’s about the best that it gets!!! You ARE a MACHINE!!!!

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    • Cali_large

      Dec 5, 2011, 01.07 PMby threadsquare

      I second that! Bathing suits and jeans can send me straight down a tunnel of self-loathing, except expensive CItizens for Humanity. But now I just want to copy them! And you know what else? You’re gorgeous, make yourself a pair of jeans… I’ve seen your skillz with the Bombshell :)

  • Tea_party_qui_large

    Dec 5, 2011, 01.05 AMby jacquipardue

    they look great!!

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    Dec 5, 2011, 12.33 AMby daughterfish

    I’m impressed! Jeans seem so intimidating to me. The fit of the backside is really awesome (am I a weirdo for saying that?!). Great job!

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    • Cali_large

      Dec 5, 2011, 01.09 PMby threadsquare

      Hehe! Well, I did stick my rump out for everyone to view, so I’m prolly the weirdo! You can totally make jeans…you can doooo iiit!!!

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    Dec 4, 2011, 11.34 PMby schnui

    Your jeans look very good on you.Well done.

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    • Cali_large

      Dec 5, 2011, 01.09 PMby threadsquare

      Thanks! I see all the flaws, but that’s part of the process :)

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