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Not Your Average "Mom Jeans"...

Added Nov 1, 2010

by caramia-made

British Columbia...






A few weeks ago some friends asked what I was working on next, and I told them, “a pair of high-waisted jeans”. To which my guy friend replied, “ummmm Mom Jeans???”. No, not exactly… hahaha!

What can I say about these jeans? I am so in love. This is honestly the best sewing I have done so far… All the seams matched up perfectly, the top-stitching turned out so well, and they are so comfortable to wear. Plus I didn’t even have to rip out a single seam! I am really so pleased to show them to you all!

I used a fabulous dark denim which I bought for $11 – don’t you just love when Fabricland has sales??? I know I do! I ended up making the smallest size (32!) since I’ve heard lots of people say how large the pattern runs and I didn’t want to have to deal with tons of alterations since I would probably just screw it up. I’ve also attempted this pattern before making my supposed measurements of a 36 and it ended up being quite large and loose. Oh well, I will probably gain weight anyways once we start our family! =)

I only made two small alterations to the pattern this time, I changed the front pockets to make them a bit more rounded, rather than the more angular front pockets on the original pattern. And I also lowered the waist by 1" so they sit at my natural waist now instead of above it. I love the way they fit, and I think they look very chic!

Photographer: my husband

ps: autumn in Salmon Arm is gorgeous, n’est-ce pas?

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Material Notes

Dark denim
Grey-green wooden buttons




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.29 AMby stephk06

    Your jeans are smashing! I think you may have finally convinced me to try out this pattern!

    I was wondering how much fabric you used for you pants. I found some amazing sale denim (from Fabricland, of course) and am wondering if it will be enough. It is 1.7 meters long and 153 cm wide. (I’m 5’ 5.)

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    • Cara_kiss_large

      Dec 1, 2010, 10.56 PMby caramia-made

      Hi! Thanks for the compliment! And yes you’ve gotta love Fabricland eh? ;)

      I think I used just under 2m of fabric, since I used a light cotton to line the inside waist yoke and the pockets. The recommended 2m denim assumes that you will be using the same fabric for the entire project. So you should be ok there. Plus I think it is better to line the waist especially in not such a heavy fabric… It feels less bulky around the waist.

      Also, I am nearly 5’8" and used a 1" hem on the pant legs, and they came out the perfect length for me. I think if you are 5’5" you will definitely have extra fabric to play around with. Good luck! I can’t wait to see your finished jeans!

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    Nov 5, 2010, 05.04 PMby heatherthompson071506

    Love them. I wish more women would realize how flattering those pants are instead of wearing pants that are too low. Very nice. I need to make me some.

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    Nov 1, 2010, 05.16 PMby anajan

    Gorgeous pants! One of the best Bellas I’ve seen over here. P.S. What were the odds that we would make the pants using the same pattern at the same time?

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    • Cara_kiss_large

      Nov 1, 2010, 05.21 PMby caramia-made

      OMG I just checked out your Nautical Bellas…. Guess what’s now been added to my To Do list?!?!!? =)

      Love them!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 05.12 PMby sunnilj9

    Oh they are just lovely! Love, love, love! I also have a pair of jeans from this pattern and have found them to be so versatile. They are truly one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Lovely job!

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    • Cara_kiss_large

      Nov 1, 2010, 05.22 PMby caramia-made

      Thank you very much! I agree – great pattern and such chic pants!

      ps: am loving that plaid circle skirt of yours! <3

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