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Sewing Designer Jeans taught by Angela Wolf

Unsatisfied with the fit, details or price tag of designer jeans? Make your own! Sew fashion-forward, high-end jeans, customized to your body and style.

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What materials did you use? Cotton/Lycra denim (96%/4%) 9oz weight from; two strands white polyester thread for top stitching, denim color poly thread in bobbin and for seams

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What are you most proud of? The fit in my rear!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time and keep working on the muslin. I probably changed the back crotch 5 times, taking a little more at a time, but it worked. I have NEVER had a pair of pants fit my rear as well as these. REALLY makes a difference in comfort! The denim did not distress much, or maybe I just did not get aggressive enough. Also, I should have made them a size smaller. Next time I will try 2% Lycra. 4% feels like too much stretch.

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They fit you perfectly! I always, always have to redo my jeans otherwise they fit huge on my legs and behind, you did am awesome job!

11/24/2013 Flag

I am wearing them for the third time in a week!!!

11/27/2013 Flag

Thank you for your post with all the details. They look great on you. Funny to see all your selfies :-D. i have never figured out how to take them.

11/30/2013 Flag

I just can't wait to get to it. Everyone's jeans look so good. I've inched up in weight so I ordered a bigger pattern but I like Angela's pockets. Just start taking measurements, I guess. I don't have one pair of jeans that fits right!

01/15/2014 Flag