New Jeans

I really needed something to kick start the sewing mojo and The Jeans Contest over at Pattern Review did the trick.

With the weather getting cooler I finally admitted that my blue jeans needed to retire, so searching amongst my stash I found some lovely dark navy 10oz washed stretch denim which I had purchased from Spotlight back in 2010.  Thankfully it had been pre-washed and was all ready to go.

Again I have used the Jalie Jean pattern which I have made here and here.

One thing I keep forgetting to tell you is how I get the mirror image for the pockets.  Jennifer Stern told us about it during the Blueprints to Blue Jeans course over at Pattern Review and Jennifer was given this tip by an ASG member.

Once you design your pocket, you take a piece of nylon tulle and trace off your design with a Sharpe.

Lay the tulle over your pocket and then trace the lines with your Clover Chaco liner

Stitch your design and you have two perfectly mirrored pockets!

and here they are completed

I also dug out this lovely Vera Bradley cotton fabric for the front pockets.

This time I used Debbie Cook’s Jeans Fly tutorial and then the buttonhole wasn’t working with the automatic buttonhole foot, so I found a great video tutorial for a manual buttonhole over at 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World

Now for the completed Jeans!

Notions used:

  • Prym tool to install all the rivets.

  • Gutterman Upholstery Thread # 36 for all the topstitching.
No wardrobe is complete unless you have a pair of blue jeans so I am now ready for the cooler weather that is starting to sneak in.
I’m not too sure what will be next, there are too many ideas running around in my mind.

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2015 Stash Out: 4.2 m
2015 Stash In:  13.5 m

27 thoughts on “New Jeans

  1. Congratulations on the win! This is always my favorite contest and I'm glad to see that you won! You've done great work and have a great fitting pair of jeans with excellent detailing.

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  2. Congratulations on the win! This is always my favorite contest and I'm glad to see that you won! You've done great work and have a great fitting pair of jeans with excellent detailing.

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  3. Fantastic jeans and great fit! My machine's automatic buttonhole did not cooperate either. I had to wing the buttonhole on my latest pair.Very well done!

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  4. Anonymous

    The fit on these are great! I learnt that tulle truck back when I was mad about hand quilting. It's such a simple yet effective way to transfer a pattern.Really like these… all the jeans that keep popping up are tempting me to try again!

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  5. Gorgeous jeans, Sharon! I think I need one of those little tools. Last time it was a mammoth effort to punch holes with an awl and then whack them with a hammer. Great idea with the tulle, too! Thanks for the tip.

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  6. This pattern really works for you. Mind you, I think your excellent technique has something to do with this! Glad you have got back into the sewing year – I think you had a lot of demands with work at the end of last year.

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  7. What great jeans and that's a great fit fit you've achieved! So professional looking. I just cut out a pair of brown bull denim jeans last night so I will use your pocket mirroring tip for sure . Thank you.

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  8. Such smart jeans- I love the pocket lining and your attention to detail with the finishing. Thanks for the tip about reversing the pocket stitching, its brilliant.

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