I’ve been taking a class at the local quilt shop to learn how to make jeans. I haven’t made any clothes before (well, not without balling up the fabric with the tissue paper commercial pattern and tossing it in the garbage) so I thought this would be fun. The class is four sessions, and last week we got the pockets attached and fly finished to the point where they are almost pants.
The fabric is nearly black, lightweight stretch denim. It’s really hard to take pictures of but I did my best. The first photo is probably the most accurate – color wise. I will post again when they are finished. They still need a waistband, belt loops, side seams and the bottom hem.
We used fun fabric for the pocket linings, since it’s better quality than muslin and you can’t see it anyway. The fly was a challenge but certainly not impossible. It was nice to have someone to walk us through it the first time.
I opted not to stitch a decoration onto the back pockets because the fabric is so dark to begin with and I wasn’t using contrasting thread. You could really have some fun with the pockets, though.
The yoke back was interesting – the grain is the opposite from the rest of the pants. The waist is kind of high, so I’m not sure how they will fit, but this is a technique class not a fitting class. We still have to attach the waist band so I have no idea how that will factor in. Has anyone made this pattern before? How did it turn out?
The fly really confused me for a minute, but we figured it out. It’s so nice to have someone to check your work the first time, so you can rip it out before going too far :)
We are not using the serger for this project. I’m just using the basic, built in overlock stitch on my machine with a Bernina 2A overlock foot. Then we pressed the seams to the side and topstitched.
So, we’ll see how they turn out! I will let you all know in a few weeks!