I've been watching Bootstrap Fashion very closely. When they first launched I wasn't sure what they were about. Now I've seen how they've developed. Right now there're looking for both ideas and funds to continue to grow.
|The pocket design is very unique.|
While planning which Bootstrap jeans to make, I kept jumping back to Lara's great post about Bootstrap Fashion and her first Vado jeans.
I chose the flare leg jeans and chose a slight flare so I didn't look clownish. The finished jeans below look straight legged but that's all the flare I wanted.
|Finished and ready to wear.|
Yuliya, who you may have already liaised with, has developed Bootstrap Fashion to 'first base' stage. Bootstrap Fashion will eventually be extended to all sorts of garment styles, which I'm keen to see.
Bootstrap Fashion are currently crowdfunding through Indigogo to continue to improve their website and software offerings to act as a central source of customised fashion designs. They've already raised enough funds to add two more libraries - tops and pants.
I've bought Lekala patterns before so it was easy to agree to try out Yuliya's vado jeans.
This time I chose A0 version patterns because I really, really wanted to try this jeans pattern and avoid piecing A4 pieces of paper together. Cutting out this pattern once saved time #happy.
My jeans fabric has minimal stretch and was purchased in Melbourne last year.
The pocket bag is the same as my RTW jeans which impressed me.
My first few attempts at entering my measurements were odd. By the time I was ready to enter my real measurements (I'm 4kg over my normal weight) I could see there was a calculation bug on the system.
|The topstitching was worth doing.|
|They look perfectly fine worn the way I usually wear jeans.|
Yuliya takes all issues and criticism about Bootstrap fashion into account and fixes things. She doesn't vet anyone out.
|I'm resizing back the jeans body including the pockets. My top is tucked in so you can see how the back looks.|
So what was I saying?
I read Lara's review and Beth's review about their Bootstrap Fashions jeans experience.
By the time I printed out my pattern, a very comprehensive set of jeans constructions were emailed to me.
There aren't heaps of notches on the patterns but they're in the right place to guide your sewing.
|Here's how the front looks.|
You guessed it. I've since taken 6cm out of the body of the jeans so the pattern matches my RTW mid-waist jeans. I still like this pattern because it's the most RTW jeans pattern I've seen.
I'll be making another pair soon and I have a few more Bootstrap patterns to try so it's onwards and upwards for me;)
If you want to check out the jeans I've made so far, in 2011 I made my first low rise Jalie jeans 2908. That was after making my first woven jeans using Vogue 1204. Both patterns have been reused a few times now. Last year I made super comfy Sew Liberated skinny jeans. Once I get a pattern to fit, they definitely get reused.