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!
- Prym tool to install all the rivets.
- Gutterman Upholstery Thread # 36 for all the topstitching.
2015 Stash Out: 4.2 m
2015 Stash In: 13.5 m