Created by: Sartorialist
Project

Denim Jeans: Candiani Selvage

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.

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Sartorialist made Denim Jeans: Candiani Selvage with:

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

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.

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.

Skill Level

Intermediate