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Skinny cargo jeans

Added Jan 7, 2012

by meggipeg

South Perth, Aus...




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Here they are! They are not perfect, but I am so pleased with my first attempt at making jeans. I used some medium weight grey stretch fabric that I bought in Bali. I was worried that it might be too lightweight for this pattern, but I think it is fine. I reinforced the back pockets and fly with interfacing.

I made the higher waisted version of the Jalie jeans pattern. I changed the leg shape from bootcut to skinny, by tracing some pants I had, and lengthened it by 6cm (3cm above the knee and 3cm below). I added the side pocket as well, so I did the outside leg seams first, attached and finished off the pocket and then sewed the inside leg. The pattern suggests doing the inside leg first, but the other way round worked fine for me.

So overall I say YAY! I have already bought some stretch denim to make my second pair. Who would have thought I’d ever make jeans – certainly not me!!

For more pictures and info please visit my blog at www.meggipeg.com

Material Notes

Medium weight stretch cotton fabric




Garment Type

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    Jan 14, 2012, 06.59 PMby Sandy Wilson

    Great fit and nice details. Nice job.

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    Jan 13, 2012, 06.17 PMby wendymichelle1015

    Super cute!

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    Jan 8, 2012, 11.52 PMby poppykettle

    These are totally kick ass. Love the fit and style. Nice work!

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    Jan 8, 2012, 01.15 AMby ArtNinja14

    These are great, when i wear skinny jeans i can’t fit anything in my pockets. :)

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    Jan 7, 2012, 06.38 PMby A Sewing Architect


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    Jan 7, 2012, 05.39 PMby LaraGa

    If I could find skinny jeans that looked like that in the store, I’d totally buy them. I guess my only option is to make them like you! Great job!

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    Jan 7, 2012, 11.24 AMby RenaissanceBombshell

    Like! I think I’ll have to get the Jalie jeans pattern.

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    Jan 7, 2012, 11.08 AMby jennyrecorder

    Brave to make jeans and they look fantastic, well done :)

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