The Worst Jeans Pattern Ever!07:00
This pattern and some lovely heavy weight navy cord had been lingering in my stash for about 3 years waiting for me to shrink. Well, my showers are obviously not hot enough because minimal shrinkage has happened so I bit the bullet and just made them.
They should have been easy. The instructions were fairly clear and they looked pretty simple...
Famous last words. Luckily I made a muslin first because, after cutting out (in a size Large which my measurements were closest to) and sewing the leg seams, I realised that they were enormous. I decided to cut them the size smaller.
The medium waist was a good fit but the rest was awful.
Here is a run down of what was wrong:
- The legs were massive, I took an additional half inch off the hips and about 2 inches from each leg, in fact I ended up drawing round my favourite jeans and just sewing that leg shape.
- The zip specified was about an inch shorter than the fly... If I had actually sewn a bigger zip though it would have been far too long!
- The rise at the front is really high and I am high waisted so I dread to think how high it would be on a normal shaped person.
Somewhere in the many sewing and trimming episodes I twisted the left leg. I unpicked it again but could not get it to be straight. It is not too noticeable and the thought of unpicking the bleeping legs again might actually break me!
|Grumpy face is covering my grumpy face, such a bad mood this morning!|
Unfortunately the fabric attracts fluff like crazy - this is what they looked like after a days wear...!
Can anyone recommend a good (non skinny) jeans pattern? This one has gone straight into the recycling!
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