Seriously!  MY. JEANS. ARE. ALL. DONE!

I haven’t had too much trouble finishing them off and I love the look and fit of the cotton lycra fabric.  I pieced them together with these patterns:  Vogue V2948 and  Vogue V8774, along with watching these Craftsy courses:  Angela Wolf’s Sewing Designer Jeans and Sandra Betzina’s Pant Fitting Techniques.  If you wish to see my previous steps for assembling my black denim Capris jeans and these blue denim jeans, check them out here, here, here, and here.

While making my jeans, I loved distressing the jeans fabric and applying jeans buttons and rivets.  So much so that I am now going to keep an eye out for jet black cotton lycra denim for my third pair of jeans!  

Please click on the first photo in my gallery to run “How to attach jeans buttons and rivets”…

I was having such good luck, I decided to redo the jeans button on my black denim Capris pants.  That jeans button ended up being a little loose when finished so it was easy to work it off.  I lined the inside of the waistband in the small area where the button is to go with two layers of my heavier blue denim and reattached the button.  It held much better with the thicker layers.

By the time the job was finished the rain came quite heavily so I have more indoor photos (the lighting is so strange in the house) of the details on my finished blue denim jeans.

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Since this fabric had some lycra stretch to it, I made this pair smaller than my black denim cotton Capris – I think I am going to make my next pair smaller again if I use a cotton lycra blend as these still seem a bit loose.  Also, I would like to make my next pair with large “tummy control” pockets 🙂 and slimmer pant legs.  I might even see if I can make this pair slimmer yet.

Now before I get too carried away with the celebration of a (finally) finished project, let me tell you the winner of last week’s Give Away!  I used a random number generator … (drum roll please) … the winner is Thimberlina!  Please email me your mailing address at imadeit362436 (at) gmail (dot) com.  Congratulations Thimberlina and Thank you everyone for playing along!

Happy Sewing!

64 thoughts on “ALL DONE!

  1. Love the topstitching details! And good tip with the masking tape! I am sure to use it as well! Good job!

  2. Admire you for making your own jeans!

    1. Thanks, it was a long process but I love them and I learned a lot for my next pair (some day)!

      1. Ah, better you than me, dear one. Am not a jeans wearer, alas, but do love my summer rayon denim shift. Enjoy!

  3. wow, looks like you really did a lot of work. It has a designer look.

    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed doing it and I am planning on another pair – black with a skinnier leg. Every time I sew something I learn more for next time! I love it!

  4. Yay! They look great! Very brave doing all that stitch-work down the front. It really adds to it, I think. Did you order the rivets online? I can’t seem to find these in any store.

    1. Thank you. I still want to make a black pair, perhaps a different design, with a slim leg. I bought the rivets at my local fabric shop. We only have one and it seems to supply a bit of everything, except fabric that appeals to me! I know that in the Angela Wolf course she was mentioning an on line store – Wakwak? Or something like that!😃

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