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The first pair: pewter gray demin

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Sewing Designer Jeans taught by Angela Wolf

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Funky
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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!

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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.

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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!

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Great fit! You must be pleased to have your first pair turn out so beautifully

02/14/2014 Flag

Thank you! I am very pleased - this pair is great with flats. Next up, a pair that works with boots for our mucky, yucky Montana spring.

02/21/2014 Flag

The look awesome!

02/16/2014 Flag

Thank you!

02/21/2014 Flag

These look great! Love your pocket stitching. Looks like your bought them.

03/03/2014 Flag

Thank you! It's just a combination of straight stitch and wide and narrow zigzags. I used two colors of topstitching thread. Make sure to use an embroidery stabilizer on the back. I tried a sample without, and it was UGLY!

03/07/2014 Flag

These jeans look really good, can't believe this is your first attempt! May I ask how long did it take you to make them?

03/27/2014 Flag

Beautiful jeans, great job

09/18/2014 Flag