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Blue / Grey Jeans

Jeans seemed like a pretty versatile piece to add into a Sudoku wardrobe.

I made this pair using my self drafted and much tweaked pattern from last year.

The fabric is a poly/cotton/lycra blend from EmmaOneSock.  This is the first time I have made jeans with poly in them, and I must admit that I don't love the feel of the fabric on as much as a cotton/lycra blend.  I like the colour though.


For the back pocket, I utilised the selvedge for decoration instead of embroidery.


I also used the selvedge for the belt loops.


I did use a fancy stitch to top-stitch the front pockets.


This is them on.



There are more wrinkles in the back then I was expecting.  Probably because the jeans ended up tighter fitting than I expected.  I'm still having trouble adjusting my pattern for the amount of stretch in the denim.  I think that not all stretch is the same.  Even if the same square of fabric stretches as far as another fabric, they can still behave differently.  I ended up making the lower legs of these ones skinnier than my previous pairs, more in line with the close fitting upper leg.


3 comments:

  1. I think jeans are always wrinkly, if you look at rtw. I always thought that was part of their charm! I love the look on you. They also look very comfortable.

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  2. I wish I could remember what my pattern making teacher told me about eliminating wrinkles. It may be the picture but some of the wrinkles look like static rather than fitting issues.

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  3. Jeans are always going to be a great wardrobe addition. I really like the use of the selvedge as trim, clever!

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