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The NY-Lon jeans

Added Nov 1, 2011

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...






Why “NY-Lon” jeans? Well, it’s certainly not because they’re made of nylon fabric!! (ewww) I’m calling these that because I bought this denim at Mood in NYC on our honeymoon, and the lining pieces are London streetsigns fabric, bought as an eco reusable wrapping paper! So they’re New York and London together!

Once again, these are made using the Jalie 2908 jeans pattern. The first Jalie jeans taught me that, overall, the fit was great, but the waistband was an utter horror.

So I made two small but significant improvements to these, and I am SUPER happy with the result!

1. I ditched Jalie’s awful straight, bias, uninterfaced waistband and used the curved waistband from my favourite Burda August 2006 trousers/jeans, which I also interfaced. I used the London street sign cotton as the inner waistband (as well as the fly underlap and the pocket linings).

2. I extended my pocket linings to the centre front so they got caught in the fly front stitching and reinforced the front over my gut (you do NOT want stretch denim stretching out there when you sit – it’s not pretty!)

See way more over at FehrTrade.com!

Material Notes

Stretch denim from Mood in NYC




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



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    Nov 1, 2011, 04.56 PMby carottesauvage

    Great also! I have noticed you made several versions of this amazing draped blouse… can we swap pattern there too? Once again, come over my place any time :)

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      Nov 1, 2011, 05.23 PMby squirrellypoo

      Oh, no the draped top is actually bought from ASOS! :O I loved it so much I bought it in two colours… It would be easy to make though, and if I’d make it, I wouldn’t cut the sleeve off-grain so the seam twists around, grumble grumble…

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