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Project Pattern »
InstructionsI drafted the pattern using a couple of reference books, but Kenneth King's Jean-ius course is really helpful in construction techniques. Because I wanted to keep the selvage edge on these jeans, I straightened the outer seam and contoured the inner seam.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage, Classic, Traditional, Casual, Hipster
Candiani selvage denim from pacificbluedenims.com. YLI jeans thread. Rivets and metal buttons from grommetmart.com
What was your inspiration?
History, culture, Roy Slaper and Andy Whall jeans, as well as the denim itself.
What are you most proud of?
The photos are all of the pre-washed denim, but I have since washed these jeans and they fit even better and are surprisingly soft. I think they are really cool. I've never seen this particular selvage denim before.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Give yourself a good 30 hours if you plan to draft your own pattern from the blog entry I wrote. They take a bit of patience and a couple of test fits and redrafts. I think the results are worth it. Blog with pattern instructions http://naea.typepad.com/naea/2012/08/index.html.