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My first Designer Jeans ;)

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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Funky
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What materials did you use? Dark blue stretch denim

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What are you most proud of? Doing the triple stitch until the very end. I'll never do that again... I could have stitched up three jeans by the time I did one ;) But I still need to find out how to avoid this high amount of wrinkles on future projects.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try it on a cheap fabric first. I still have some fit issues I will try to sort out later. I used Angela's pattern and did the following changes to it: - I added width to the sides on the top of the pattern... you can see why ;) - I did the hyper extended calf alteration, but maybe not enough - I sewed the outsides first because I wanted to have the pink coloured triple stitching seen on the outside of the pants :)

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11/23/2013 Flag

Thank you :)

11/24/2013 Flag

You might need to do a little more of the calf adj. I know I had to redo the "scoop" like 5 times until I got it; and probably could still make it better. But I'm beginning to see why RTW has never fit me!

11/24/2013 Flag

Yes, I thought so too, about the calf adjustment. But I also asked Angela and she advised about the scoop. I hadnt done this adjustment, so that's to try for next time definitely :)

11/25/2013 Flag

these look great!! Im still waiting to try this project. How much time did it take total to do the muslin and finish the jeans?

12/06/2013 Flag

thank you :) Oh, I don't remember exactly, but the stitching of the muslin went quick, because I just basted everything together. The sewing of the jeans itself took longer, because of all the details of the pants. Plus, the topstitching takes very long. But it's really worth it. Someone actually asked me last week which brand my jeans were and where I bought them :)

12/09/2013 Flag

They look great. Looks like the triple stitch made your topstitching super neat looking.

01/06/2014 Flag

That's right, it really emphasized the seams and the stitching itself. But it still took very long, I think next time I wont do that again :)

01/09/2014 Flag