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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Journey into Jeans -- Part I
It was bound to happen. I've got to try my hand at making jeans. I stopped over at Patternreview.com and it seems that everyone is head-over-heels for Jalie 2908. After reading the reviews I just didn't think that it would be the best jeans pattern for my figure. The Jalie jeans are cut slim through the hips and thighs and that doesn't even come close to how I would describe myself. I decided to go with the above pattern because the description says they are below the waist without being low-rise and look as if they may be cut fuller through the hips and thigh and as with most PP patterns the instructions offer fitting tips. I also liked that the models didn't look stick thin! I've already prewashed my fabric and lining and assembled my threads. I also pinned the pattern to the fabric. The only alterations I've made was to add 2 1/2" to the length and add 3/4" to the back crotch point. Although my measurements put me in a 20W, I'm going to cut the 24W. I can always pin-fit the excess out. I'm going to use two sewing machines besides my serger. I'll use one machine for assembling and the other for topstitching. Wish me luck.