Here Comes Your Man
Pattern: Burda Young Fashion 7606
Fabric: 2yds stretch denim $12
Notions: 1 zipper $2.50, denim thread $3.50, jeans button from stash
Time to complete: 5hrs?
Total Price: about $20
First Worn: Sunday May 27th
Wear Again? Absolutely
So I didn’t go too literal with Vegas. I, of course, being the Elvis (paraphernalia) junkie that I am had to go with Elvis. I’m just not a huge fan of the rhinestoned bell bottomed Elvis so I went more with “Jailhouse Rock” Elvis.
I also took it easy and only made a pair of jeans. I know making a pair of jeans is a pretty big deal but I didn’t push myself as much as I usually do so I feel like a slacked off a little. It was nice to have some extra time with my husband though. OK-on to the jeans.
I have every style of jean one can imagine. High waisted skinny, high waisted wide leg, wide leg trouser, skinny, straight leg, boot cut, ankle. What I do not have is a pair of relaxed fit jeans like a boyfriend jean. This pattern seemed to fit the style I was looking for. This is not the best pattern. It skimps a lot on the details that make a piece look sharp. The first thing I noticed was that they do not give you any allowance for sewing in the zipper. I had to bring in the front seam by 1/4 in or so so there was enough of an overlap to cover the zipper and seam. They’re loose fitting so it was fine but if these were close fitting that could have been a problem. The design is also pretty simple. No pockets. I added front and back pockets as well as a yoke. If I use this pattern to make a dressier pant I’ll probably add a welted pocket in back instead. I ditched the waistband too. It’s a rectangle and would not have been very flattering. I went with a contoured waistband instead from one of my other patterns. I hemmed them just below the ankle.
I would hardly call what I did to this t-shirt a refashion. It’s one of my son’s old T’s. I cut the neckband off and the sleeves then I created a racerback detail by gathering it up with a large vintage safety pin. It’s one of my favorite ways to wear a shapeless T. The dice fit the theme nicely right?
I honestly thought these jeans would be a snore but now I think I’ll wear them all the time. Maybe they’ll pop up in future posts. As usual we only had about 10 minutes to walk to a nearby bridge and take these pictures. The title comes from a Pixies song. I originally wanted to call it “Monkey Gone to Heaven” which is also a Pixies song but I didn’t want you all to think I was talking about Elvis. All right ladies-on to the next challenge!