Today’s the big day – I’m sharing my jeans from the sewalong. I actually made two pairs – some from my rub off pattern and some from the Jamie Jeans pattern, both from fabric courtesy of Michael Levine Low Price Fabric.
First, lets take a look at my jeans.
The fit is pretty spot on, with a couple exceptions. The first being that I have hemmed these too short.
But the one other thing is that I somehow got off grain cutting the front left leg – you can see it kind of twisting in the pictures.
The back view is pretty good – notice there’s just one wrinkle under the rear – just like it’s supposed to fit. I really think the pocket size/shape/placement is perfect.
I haven’t added the belt loops yet though, because I think I made the waistband a little loose. So I’m planning to take the waistband off and redo it.
And since I cut them too short, I’m going to go ahead and make them cropped, and shorten them a little more.
Now let’s talk Jamie Jeans. First of all, I am in LOOOOOOVE with this Grey Italian Stretch Denim from Michael Levine Low Price Fabric. It is the perfect weight, and it is sooooo soft. And it comes in more colors!
So I think the Jamie Jeans are my new favorite jeans pattern. Here are the adaptations I made:
- I made the waistband slightly thinner by sewing with a 1/2″ seam instead of the 3/8″ seam allowed. I felt it was a teensy bit too high when I sewed it on as instructed, so that’s the reason for the change.
- I took the legs in from the thigh down. This was mostly because I needed to make the size 4 to accommodate my hips, but I probably needed the size 2 otherwise. Also this denim has plenty of stretch, so I wanted to take advantage of that with a really slim fit leg.
I think when I sew these again, I may try omitting the front leg seam. It’s cute, but I also think this pattern would make a great pair of regular, basic jeans without that seam.
I did a black corduroy accent on the front pockets. Subtle but I like it.
So, there are my jeans. Check out Sabra’s jeans here. And please show us your jeans! Tag @mellysews and @sewastraightline on Instagram and use the hashtag #iSewedJeans so we can find your photos. Can’t wait to see! If you’re not on Instagram, you are also welcome to share your jeans photos on my Facebook page and Sabra’s Facebook page.
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