31.5.17

Peachy Jeans

I bought a bunch of fabrics in various peachy shades, ready to try something new.  First I made a jacket, which doesn't look so good (I will post it soon), and then I made these jeans to enter in the Patternreview Jeans contest.  I have been working more and more lately, so have much less time to think about sewing, and I am finding that these contests are directing my sewing queue and giving me the motivation to get projects finished.

First, the close-ups, showing my beautiful top-stitching, awesome belt carriers, fly, rivets, flat-felled CB seam (which makes it hard to make fitting changes) and soft cotton sheeting used for the pockets.  The buttonhole is a red hot mess though.  I tried every trick I know, but it didn't want to play.  I ended up sewing lengths of zig-zag stitch by eye to get it to work.


The back pocket design.


Photos showing the fit.  Of course, I chose the best ones, but in reality, the fit around the bum is quite wrinkly.  I made a few tweaks to fix other problems and the bum ended up worse.  They feel comfy though.  The fabric is a stretch cotton denim from emmaonesock. In these photos, I am wearing my Chanel inspired jacket.  I made it over 3 years ago, but don't think I have a photo of me wearing it on my blog.  (I still haven't bound the armscye seam on the inside, but that doesn't stop me wearing it!)


 I was surprised at how many colours pair well with the peachy denim.  Here is a selection from my wardrobe.

And just for fun...

4 comments:

  1. These jeans are so great! I love your back pocket shape and design.

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  2. What a versatile colour, which on first glance I wouldn't have though would be. I love the pocket design and the fit looks pretty great.

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  3. Love them and you did an amazing job on the sewing!

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  4. Oh my, they look amazing with grey topstitching. Sorry about the buttonhole sometimes these things are sent to drive us crazy! I've been crushing so hard on blush toned jeans recently. I have some denim in the stash ready to go. I love your outfit combinations! They are surprisingly versatile!

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