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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I only made one thing in March, but I made it well!

I made another pair of Jalie 2908 jeans and this pair is even better than the previous 3 pairs!  What did I do differently?  Not much.  I curved the back yoke even more which eliminated the need to take darts in it after it was assembled.  So I have finally perfected my yoke piece.  YAY!

So here they are, made in a beige denim with 2% lycra.

 
 
 
 The pockets are a cute purple floral cotton which coordinate perfectly.  I love them!
 
 

The other thing I did was make the pants longer than my other versions.  My other pairs have shrunk a little lengthwise and are now just a tiny bit too short to wear with my favorite shoes.  I am (foolishly) self conscious about the too short jeans so I wanted to make this pair extra long to account for any future shrinkage.  Of course, now I can only wear this pair with heels...

I love making jeans.  I wear them all the time and they are comfortable.  I don't even wear any of my RTW jeans anymore.  The fit of the RTW doesn't even compare to these.  If you're thinking of making jeans for yourself (and you really should) I definitely recommend 2% or 3% lycra in the denim for maximum comfort.  


 

17 comments:

  1. Looks like a perfect fit, which many sewers struggle with when making jeans. Great job!

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  2. They look great! This is something I would like to tackle.

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  3. Yay, they look great! Once you have your fit down, it's really hard to imagine shopping for jeans again.

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    1. I don't see a need to ever shop for jeans again. The fit of these is so much better than any RTW I can buy :)

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  4. Great job! Pants fitting is so hard and you nailed it!

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  5. Good fitting trousers. Megan I enjoy reading your blog and seeing how your projects progress through from fitting muslins. I have nominated you for a Leibster award. Check it out http://www.tracysewshappy.com/

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  6. Firstly, quality over quantity. Secondly, WOW -- your jeans look perfect. The fit and the details are impeccable. Jeans seem like the absolute scariest thing you can sew (even scarier than coats and bras), so I'm totally in awe of you right now. :) If ever I give Jalie 2908 a whirl, it will definitely be because of you.

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    1. Thanks! I think making bras is super scary...I haven't made the attempt yet.

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  7. Hi Meigan I enjoy your blog and seeing what you make - so I have nominated you for a Liebster award. Please don't feel obliged to accept - but details are at: http://sewanneuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/ive-been-nominated-for-liebster-blog.html

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