The “I Dream of Jeans” Jeans
⁃ Fabric: 1.5m stretch denim (from Jo-Ann’s)
⁃ Pattern: Jalie 2908
⁃ Year: contemporary
⁃ Notions: zipper, jeans grommets, button (rescued from the sidewalk)
⁃ Time to complete: 2 afternoons
⁃ First worn: this past weekend
⁃ Wear again? for sure
⁃ Total price: Not sure, probably around $10
This week’s challenge really appealed to the practical sew-ist in me. I’ve been needing a pair of dark blue jeans for a while. Both my old blue jeans are on their last legs so to speak, and I’ve been honing my skills toward tackling this pair of dark blue jeans since March.
So, I revisited the Jalie 2908 pattern that I used to complete last week’s challenge. This time, I went with one size larger with mixed results. The jeans are comfortable, but maybe a little too big at the waist, but definitely really wearable and comfy. Pair number 3 will be the best, I just know it! I had a much easier time constructing this second pair, and instead of taking me two weeks, it took me only two afternoons (about 8 hours or so).
Instead of embroidering the back pockets, I went with a ribbon detail. I did some zig-zag stitching along the belt loops and happily top-stitched my way through the pattern.
I came up with the idea of doubling my green top-stitch thread which was a normal weight thread to create a thicker, more pronounced top-stitch look. I am pleased with the results, although you have to sew slow so you don’t get skipped stitches. Either way, this was so much fun to make again. I can’t wait to do a third pair with lots of mods!! Look out.
Still learning… Oh yeah, even though the pattern says lay the zipper face down with the teeth at the center line, I’d actually move them slightly over to the left to be better covered by the fly overlap. That’s it for now!