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Friday, 10 February 2012

Green jeans v8774

While I was working in Adelaide there were quiet times when i just sewed with my travel machine. I took the basics with me and when DH visited, he had more supplies from my sewing room to keep me busy. He's such a good man.
Jeans are part of my pants journey I am enjoying. I'm now enjoying the detailing and getting the fit right. When I'm out and about, I check out the back pocket stitching on everyone's rear. It's just for stitching ideas - truly. I spied one ladies brand new jeans with beautiful stitching but the RTW jeans were clearly splitting at the CB seam. 
Fit adjustments:
1. Sway back adjustment of the centre back seam on the yolk, the waistbank and back pants pattern.
2. Deeper crotch curve
3. Wider back leg length for both legs. My right thigh is wider than my left thigh.
Alterations:
1. Front pocket was extended to the zipper so it also acts as a stay.
2. Belt carriers were sewn at the waist band instead of on the width of the back yolk.
Rivets:
These came from DK Fabrics in Adelaide. They have a slight design on them but they are definitely silver and shiny. So the jeans button is also silver and shiny.
Back pocket stitching:
I've used the Vogue template and a close but wide zigzag stitch.

Topstitching:
This was something I improvised. I've combined two green threads through one needle for topstitching. I wasn't able to find topstitching thread while I was away. By the time I came home, I had to continue to use this method of topstitching.
Bling - nil:
I'm sticking with colour rather than bling. I can sing, but I don't bling.
I love how these fit and hug me. I do expect these jeans will soften and begin to bag over time so I now need to find a couple of tops from my wardrobe that I can team with these. I've been on a green binge for a while.

14 comments:

Summer Flies said...

Wow they look really a great fit! I love the top you are wearing with them too. The jeans journey has been a good fruitful one for you.

BJ in TX said...

These jeans look absolutely wonderful on you! I can't imagine how you would ever get a better fit than this.

Janine said...

congrats all round for your jeans, - the fit , the top stitching and the colour . Coloured jeans seem to be really in at the monment .

Sheila said...

Your jeans look great on you and an awesome fit.

Joyce in NC said...

Your jeans are great. You did a wonderful job.

Joy said...

You've really gotten a great fit with all your jean iterations. I like the interesting green color and the fun pocket design. I laughing at your back pocket design research method - I do that sort of thing in public and have to remember people might misinterpret my staring.

Sister said...

You're on a roll with your pants! They all look great. I just finished the jeans class at PR and am doing this pattern. I'm like you looking at the stitching on jeans now, but the fly is what I was stuck on - even worse than back pockets for staring!

velosewer said...

Joy. It's not the most acceptable past time...

velosewer said...

Sister, now that's detailed research!

poppykettle said...

I found your blog on Pattern Review - thought I'd pop over here and re-interate how much I love your jeans!

velosewer said...

Hi Poppykettle.
Thank you for your kind words.

MushyWear said...

You have truly perfected your fit. These jeans look amazing with all the careful attention to detail and the color is awesome!

velosewer said...

Your green pants were a lovely colour too.

theperfectnose said...

Man, if I'm ever in Adelaide, I'm definitely checking out this DK place. Can't find good stretch denim here in Melbourne for love or money. Well money, yes, but at that price I might as well buy a pair of Japan made RTW jeans XS These are awesome btw.

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