Jean-ius: Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit »
InstructionsI really enjoyed going back to the techniques shared by the Craftsy instructor Kenneth D. King (Jean-ius). I drafted these jeans using primarily Joseph-Armstrong's jeans foundation (5th Ed.) instead of copying a pair of jeans I already owned, but I utilized many of King's tips and tricks. I have the adaptation I used to do this posted on the following blog if anyone is interested ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Casual, Traditional
Heavy weight denim (12.5 oz to 15.5 that I pre-shrunk for this particular pair), one 17mm jeans button, four 14mm jeans buttons for the fly, rivets, #30 jeans thread and regular thread in the bobbin to match the topstitching.
What was your inspiration?
Denim and jeans culture... and Ande Whall and Roy Slaper. Anyone interested in jeans should check out their websites and videos. They both create jeans commercially, but do so solely by themselves. They create each piece from start to finish, using traditional techniques. Pretty cool.
What are you most proud of?
These jeans fit me well. I wear them a lot.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make sure you have a good 30 hours plus to complete this project.