October 9, 2016

Finished jeans!

And here are those jeans I blogged about earlier:

The pattern is a tried-and-tested one. Self-drafted as usual and intended to be made up using stretch denim, what this fabric is. 
As I mentioned before, I had only just enough fabric to cut out all the pieces for this pair of trousers so I was limited both in the leg length (this was absolutely the longest I could possibly make them) and in the flare of the leg. I might have gone for a more pronounced boot-cut shape if there had been more fabric.

The rest is pretty straight-forward: a fairly high rise, to the natural waist, which I find comfortable. I will normally wear tops over it.
Scoop pockets at the front, patch pockets at the back. And that deep-curving back yoke. A waistband, but no belt-loops. I find adding belt-loops a very fiddly and annoying job and I never use them anyway (on me, to fit well, any waistband below the waist has to be quite strongly shaped so there is no way a straight belt will sit well along such a line).


All in all, not a very exciting but certainly a very welcome and useful addition to my wardrobe.
  

6 comments:

  1. These are perfect. Looking at your jeans, I think I might try raising the waist on mine. I also like your idea of not adding belt loops - an onerous job,for certain.

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  2. Love your jeans and love that you didn't add the belt loops.

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  3. I love the deep V for the back yoke. What a cool detail!

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  4. I really love the deep v, and was looking forward to this post to see it in its entirety. Same non belt loop reasoning here (the curved waistband is the tip-off, indeed). I leave off the back pockets for the same reasoning, but your results suit you perfectly.
    Those are just so handsome. And great photos (you fashion model you!)

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  5. Those are lovely! They look great on you with the high waist. I'm wearing high-waisted leggings today and definitely not finding it comfortable... 😂

    I find belt-loops less onerous if I attach the bottom end under the waistband. And I've given up using topstitching thread for my bar tacks---mug less headache using regular thread to match the rest of the topstitching. But my jeans would never stay up without a belt, so they aren't at all optional for me. ;)

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