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Red-Orange Shorts

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Jean-ius: Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit taught by Kenneth D. King

Recreate your favorite jeans without taking them apart. Couturier Kenneth D. King teaches this amazing class, full of couture sewing techniques.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Casual
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What materials did you use? Red-orange twill, metal zipper, jean button, ivory plastic buttons

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What are you most proud of? The welt pockets. And the way I altered the pattern to make the cuffs on the bottom.

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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.

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These look great. Very nicely done. :)

09/04/2012 Flag

These are some hot tamale shorts. They look great - you must work out. Keep pushing the envelope to incorporate the stylish details that you are doing!

09/06/2012 Flag

Thanks!! And yes, I do work out. Haha :)

09/06/2012 Flag

love these shorts!!!

09/08/2012 Flag

Wow! Those are super cool and very flattering on you. Gold star!

09/08/2012 Flag

Excellent work. thank you for posting photos modeling the finished project. It actually encourages me to get started.

01/02/2014 Flag

Don't be afraid to get started! Kenneth breaks everything down into do-able steps. I'm constantly referring back to these videos whenever I make pants now.

01/06/2014 Flag