ALL DONE!

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 comments

  1. I’m leisurely reading your post over my early morning coffee, then I gets to the bit about the giveaway and had to read it twice! What a surprise! I’ll drop you an email….Thankyou so much!
    Your jeans are amazing! So much detail, no one will believe you made them! ✂️😀✂️

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  2. Congratulations on finishing this project and having two splendid pairs of jeans to wear! They look fabulous and I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to wear jeans that are made just for you. It’s all very inspirational.

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  3. Congratulations on your finished jeans!! They look great and there is so much detail! I am in awe… 🙂

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  4. I love the princess seam top stitching idea! I also am uber impressed with the overall finish, fit, and use of techniques. I’ve been sitting on denim fabric and Sandra Betzina’s jeans pattern for almost 2 years now. I’m afraid/intimidated by the process. I am so happy to see yours with so many tips/tricks. I’ll also have to check out those craftsy classes. I really want to learn to fit pants and trousers! It is like the next sewing frontier! Enjoy your lovely jeans!

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    1. Thank you! And keep in mind I’m not recommending any class or any instructor. I take a lot of courses. And I like how this lady did this and that lady did that. Some go into detail and some don’t. I don’t mind someone asking what I thought of a course. I notice Sewing with Scooby Snacks takes Crafty courses so I always check out what she thought too! I also get on their email list so they tell me when there are sales and I only buy then. I do like the princess seam pants pattern and I will do that one again!

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  5. They look great – well done! Jeans become a bit addictive. I have recently finished my fifth pair so you can expect a wardrobe fill now you have the pattern and techniques sorted 😃

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  6. Your jeans look AWESOME! I really like the colour of the jean material and the detailing, especially that squiggly (is that even a word) decorative design on the pockets and the line down the front of the pant legs. Too cool. Great job.👍👏

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  7. You know I have been following your jeans adventure, and I am in awe also. I can see using the hammer with the rivets and buttons to relieve any stress the adventure would put me through, along with the cork screw. 😉 You did a fantastic job.

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  8. Well done! Rivets are the part I usually skip – finding the kit is half a days work, but it does give yours a nice finish. I’m still admiring the topstitching too.

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  9. What a great slide show! I’ve made a few Ginger Jeans, and I’ve not yet attempted rivets or jeans buttons. Those gizmos look awesome! I will have to keep an eye out for the kits! And the masking tape tip is great too…I’ve been trying to hold things with my fingers…not such a great idea, LOL!

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  10. Oh wow, great job! My first attempts at pants turned out horrible, I couldn’t even imagine trying my hand at jeans! You’re so skilled!

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  11. Fabulous pair! I love all your topstitching and details. Makes for a one-of-a-kind! Congratulations, and here’s to more pairs of jeans coming out of your sewing room!

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  12. Aren’t those back pockets adorable? You’ve made them so professionally looking, I like the stitches that you used and that they are simetrical, that is usually a bro let for me, can never make two pieces of a garment totally identical. Well done Linda, enjoy wearing them.

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  13. They look fab – and a great tutorial on inserting the rivets.
    I’m wearing my me made jeans today after finishing off the rivets at the weekend and I feel such satisfaction!

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  14. And miles and miles of top stitching. Impeccable work – well done. This is on my list for this year and I will refer back to your posts when I get my nerve.

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  15. OH Man…I envy those who can successfully sew any type of pants…esp Jeans! And on top of that you used snaps! Those are so difficult for me that I’ve given up on anything remotely like that!

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  16. The jeans are fabulous and the stitching on the pockets is so perfect. Making jeans is on my goal list for 2015. I’ll refer to your posts again and again!

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  17. I love the color of those jeans. I am looking for a pair just like that. I really like the back pocket designs too. Totally impressed with your patience, just imagining from the pictures with the rivets and everything!

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