Jean-ius: Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit »
InstructionsI replaced the back yoke with darts by taping the pattern pieces together and drawing in where I wanted the dart then adding that amount onto the side seam. I referred to an online tutorial for making the welt pockets. And I drew my own pattern piece for the front pocket flaps that I attached to the pocket before putting in the pocket bag.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Casual, Classic
Red-orange twill, metal zipper, jean button, ivory plastic buttons
What was your inspiration?
I saw a pair of shorts like this online and thought it wouldn't be too hard to copy them with my pattern I'd made on jean-ius.
What are you most proud of?
The welt pockets. And the way I altered the pattern to make the cuffs on the bottom.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It was a lot easier making the pants the second time. One piece of Kenneth's advice that I decided not to take this time was the way he shortened the zipper. Instead of detaching the top zipper stops, I sewed together the bottom of the zipper where I wanted it (leaving the zipper stops intact) and then cut off all the teeth below my new stopping point. This resulted in WAY less headache in the long run, and I think I"ll do it that way from now on.