9.6.16

Jeans No. 2 and first attempts at distressing


For my second pair of jeans, I watched Angela Wolf's craftsy course "Sewing Designer Jeans".  I watched it all the way through.  I then meant to follow along as I sewed my jeans, but my internet was down that day, so I had to go from memory.

I used denim that I had bought half price from Lincraft, and treated this as my second muslin, as after all my fussing about on the first pair, I wasn't certain where my final crotch shape ended up.


 So, a lot less wrinkles.  The downside is that I can't actually walk in them.  Well, I can now, but I couldn't at first, and I still wouldn't want to climb over a fence in a hurry.  I let the side seams out as much as I could, but there is still not enough room there.  Initially, I thought the crotch extension was too short, so I made it longer on my 3rd pair, made in a really stretchy denim, which then felt like I had a nappy between my legs.  So, in hindsight, maybe I have scooped out that crotch curve too much?


This pair will make its way to the op shop, but I am not upset, because I got to practice my top-stitching and distressing, which both got a lot better by the end of these. These are also my best belt carriers ever.  (My daughter is reading over my shoulder now, and she is amazed that I would discard them as she thinks they look better than my other pairs...but looks versus ability to walk, and I will take walking every time.)

7 comments:

  1. Walking is so overrated - they look great Katherine. E x

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  2. I would vote for walking too, but the top-stitching does look pretty good…

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  3. I really love the topstitching and particularly the colour... it looks so good. They don't look tight... you should just stand around looking good and direct things to happen around you.

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  4. Awesome top stitching. I made cocktail shorts once... I could only stand in then - no sitting!

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  5. They look good! But yes to walking.

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  6. He, he. The jeans look amazing, and I love the pop of the topstitching colour. Surely walking is an optional extra :) you should keep this pair for your fashion blogger lifestyle - wait! you actually have a normal life which includes movement, how radical, maybe they should be cocktail jeans like Anna's shorts

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  7. Shame you can't walk cause they look darn good. Don't ditch them yet, they might stretch after the first wash.

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