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...