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Denim Jeans for the First Time

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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 was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Simplicity 2860

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What materials did you use? 100% cotton denim, fly zipper, Simplicity 2860

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of the hip pockets I drafted myself. They look pretty darn good for never having done them before! More details in my blog post: http://artandneedlework.blogspot.com/2013/02/2113-finished-project-jeans.html

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It took me a very long time to finally bite the bullet and make my own pair of jeans. It is a whole different ball game to a sewer who has only done blouses and skirts her whole life. It is a real commitment to do pants or jeans, especially when considering all the time you need to spend perfecting the fit. But it is so worth it in the end when you have a tried-and-true pant pattern to use over and over. Because, really, once you have pattern that doesn't need altering, you can whip up a pair in no time! I recommend Simplicity 2860 as a good pattern to try at the beginning. I find the pattern to be really basic and that is what you need when starting out. The pattern doesn't have enough fitting instructions by any means, but if you search sewing blogs (like AFashionableStitch.com), or sign up for a Craftsy class, I'm sure you will be able to get the fit you're looking for. Just go for it!

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What a great looking pair of jeans! Congratulations that they do not look "home"seen.

02/02/2013 Flag

wow, these are really nice. i am going to make a pair of jeans myself as soon as i get finished with a lot of other unfinished projects

02/08/2013 Flag

Really nice! Congratulations on making jeans. They look great!

05/06/2013 Flag

Great job! Nice fit and very nice job on front and back pockets. I also like your jacket, did you sew it as well? Will be watching for more pants projects. :>)

02/20/2014 Flag