Denim Jeans: Candiani Selvage

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Project Pattern Link to website or photo naea.typepad.com/naea/2012/08/index.html What are you most proud of? The photos are all of the pre-washed denim, but I have since washed these jeans and they fit even better and are surprisingly soft. I think they are really cool. I've never seen this particular selvage denim before. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give yourself a good 30 hours if you plan to draft your own pattern from the blog entry I wrote. They take a bit of patience and a couple of test fits and redrafts. I think the results are worth it. Blog with pattern instructions http://naea.typepad.com/naea/2012/08/index.html.

What you will need

  • Candiani selvage denim from pacificbluedenims.com. YLI jeans thread. Rivets and metal buttons from grommetmart.com

Q&A with Sartorialist

Scheri Manson asked:
Amazing these really look RTW.
Sartorialist answered:
Thanks so much Scheri! I was surprised that they softened up and turned a medium dark indigo after washing them. They were really stiff and silvery looking when raw. Happy surprise.
hansity asked:
Love the fabric and the look.
Sartorialist answered:
Thank you very much.!
Linda74Sews asked:
I have never understood why anyone would attempt to make jeans, Now I know. These are indeed special and well worth the effort. In which ways was the Kenneth King jeans class helpful? I have enrolled, but have not yet played it.
Sartorialist answered:
Thank you so much Linda. I agree, I have made several pairs (close to a dozen actually) and I not only learn something each time, I also have a unique pair of jeans in which I selected every aspect of the jean.
Screaming Mimi asked:
Nice work!
Sartorialist answered:
Thank you Screaming Mimi! I wear them all the time.
ZoeLivana asked:
Wow! I love the red stitching. Great change from the same old rust coloured jeans stitching.
Sartorialist answered:
Thank you so much. The red went nicely with the red and while selvage edge of this particular denim.