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What materials did you use? Angela Wolf Angel Bootcut Jean pattern Pewter gray stretch denim (98% cotton/2% lycra) from Denver Fabrics 80 tex jeans topstitching thread from Wawak Batik quilting cotton for the pocket linings I purchased three pieces of denim for jeans, and my first make comes from the one that I was least sure about. As it turns out, these are fab jeans!
What are you most proud of? I really like the way the topstitching and buttonholes turned out. I used a vintage buttonholer attachment to create the keyhole buttonholes because my machine didn't do the keyhole variety. How slick! I think I'm in love with this attachment.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? I spent loads of time tweaking my muslin per Angela's fitting instructions, and I'm very happy with the result. I do need to make minor changes before the second pair (my muslin was out of a non-stretch woven, and these turned out a bit big initially). I did some light distressing with 220 grit sandpaper on seams before topstitching because I wasn't sure how the denim would behave. Now that I have the hang of it, I'm good to go!