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My first pair of jeans

Added Apr 11, 2011

by joost52

Brussels, Belgium




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Here they are, my very first attempt at making jeans. I started these by taking one of my favorite pairs, trying to measure them and draw a pattern based on the measurements. As I went along, I made some more changes and added different details such as different pocket on the back and my signature groin-buckle :)
I have really learned a lot from this project, the pockets and closure are so much better than the first pants I made (this is my second pair of pants ever) and I’m sure that next one I’ll make will be better again. But the truth is, they ain’t bad at all, and are already my favorite jeans. On top of that, other people like them too :)

You can get more info and detailed pictures at my blog: sartorialdiy.com




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    Apr 11, 2011, 10.38 PMby tanitisis

    Those are great! I love your little details—-and your signature fly buckle :)

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      Apr 11, 2011, 10.54 PMby joost52

      Thanks Tanit-Isis, thanks a million :)

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    Apr 11, 2011, 09.21 PMby urbandon

    Great looking jeans. Loving the details and the narrow fit. Very cool. Yep, the Schmetz needles are the way to go.

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      Apr 11, 2011, 09.25 PMby joost52

      Thanks Don, if the cool find them cool, they must be!

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    Apr 11, 2011, 09.11 PMby macmonika

    you did a great job, i love them :)

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      Apr 11, 2011, 09.15 PMby joost52

      Thank you :) I love them too! ;)

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    Apr 11, 2011, 09.03 PMby lila-1

    wow these look really professional! and they fit beautifully. i love the belt loops, what a cool and clever detail :)

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      Apr 11, 2011, 09.07 PMby joost52

      Thanks Lila, I am far from professional but it’s a really sweet thing to say :)

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    Apr 11, 2011, 08.43 PMby janene

    What an amazing job. So happy to see that signature buckle! And I love the lining pieces inside. Did you use a regular machine and needle? I’ve not worked with denim before. Is it tricky?

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      Apr 11, 2011, 08.47 PMby joost52

      I used a regular machine and denim needles. Broke 4 of them on a single button hole so yes, it is tricky ;)
      However, in the end I bought needles from the ‘Schmetz’ brand in a shop in another town and those were so much better than the ones I can get in the shop close to where I live.

      It’s not so easy, but it’s super rewarding. People just can’t believe that I made them myself. Good thing I sewed in my label. That buckle helps too ;)

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      Apr 11, 2011, 08.50 PMby joost52

      Oh, and thank you for your nice feedback. Makes me want to get started on something else straight away :)

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    Apr 11, 2011, 08.34 PMby jsanga

    Awesome! They look amazing :) Great job!!!

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      Apr 11, 2011, 08.36 PMby joost52

      [blush] Thanks! :)

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    Apr 11, 2011, 08.32 PMby geha

    whoa! I think I like them…. Yeah i really do!

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      Apr 11, 2011, 08.35 PMby joost52

      whoa! I think that makes me happy….. Yeah, it really does! ;)

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