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!   Continue reading

One down, one to go!

Well this isn’t going to be a long post (good news for you, huh?).  But I just wanted to show you my finished black jeans.  As you probably know, I have been watching Angela Wolf’s Craftsy course, Sewing Designer Jeans, and Sandra Betzina’s Craftsy course, Pant Fitting Techniques.  I used Sandra Betzina’s Vogue pattern V2948 with some modifications posted about here, here, and here.

I have finished attaching the curved waistband, attaching the belt carriers (loops) at the same time, and have done more topstitching.

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Coming along nicely! Sort of…

There has been a lot of sitting around this weekend, watching movies and the drizzling rain, and snacking.  Not really heavy rain, but that rain that makes you think “Do I need an umbrella or not?”  I have been staring at my sewing projects too, perhaps waiting for them to magically put themselves together.  That hasn’t happened yet.   Let me tell you what I have accomplished this last week, on what I am now calling my “Two Jeans Project”, it all started with a Craftsy course instructed by Angela Wolf and Sandra Betzina’s Craftsy course and Vogue pattern V2948 which I posted about first here and here.

The next steps I had to work on were the fly fronts.  I prepared the single layer fly pieces and the double layer fly pieces for both my jeans.  The zipper gets sewn on to the pants opening at the same time as the double fly piece.

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

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Seams right!

Progress has been made on the two pairs of jeans I have been making.  If you missed the first steps, you can read about them in my post here.  I have been following a Craftsy course, “Sewing Designer Jeans” with Angela Wolf and using bits and pieces of a couple of patterns, Vogue V2948 and Vogue V8774.

I am happy with how my patch pockets turned out (last post).  So next I move on to the back seams for both jeans.  A flat felled seam.  I marked the seam line.

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Usually you sew a seam together like this, on the seam line.

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

This time I wanted my seam lines to meet like this because then my topstitching and the flat felled seam would be perfectly centred on my yellow marked seam lines.

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

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It’s distressing.

Let me tell you what I have been doing off and on for the last couple of months…

Way back, way, way back in the beginning of December, I started a Craftsy course, “Sewing Designer Jeans” with Angela Wolf.  I enjoyed the course and was excited to start my own jeans.  I had in my pattern stash my Vogue V2948 pants pattern, which I did my pants fitting course with, and my Vogue V8774 jeans pattern.  I just couldn’t not use the Vogue pants pattern, since my Pants Fitting Shell was so comfortable, but I would have to take the pockets and the fly front from my other Vogue pattern, V8774.

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

I had purchased my supplies previously, with plans to make my own jeans some day:  #220 grit sandpaper and a handheld sander for “distressing”, zipper, Jeans buttons and rivets, Denim and topstitching sewing machine needles, and topstitching and regular threads in a “jean yellow” and a white. Continue reading