First pair of jeans!

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The fact they actually look like real jeans--and they're very comfy. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't feel overwhelmed. Take it one step at a time. Watch a section of video before starting and then watch again as you're working along.

What you will need

  • Denim with 1% lycra

Q&A with Likelylass

Scheri Manson asked:
Wow I can't believe the beautiful jeans that are being made in this class. Your jeans are fabulous? Are you a experienced sewist? Did you use a pattern or copy a pair of your own jeans? Have so many questions....can you share more details of your success. :-D
Likelylass answered:
Thank you so much! The jeans look much better with a longer top to cover my derrier! I think they'll also improve with age as they definitely need to wear in a little. I tried to distress them with bleach but--Murphy's Law--the bleach had no effect whatsoever. Typical! Anyway, I've been sewing for about 25 years so, yes, would call myself experienced but mostly self-taught. The extent of my formal sewing education has been online: this class and a jacket class by Angela Wolf. I've never attempted a pair of pants before but followed Kenneth's excellent insructions to copy a pair of my jeans and was frankly amazed to see them turning out like . . . well, a pair of honest-to-goodness jeans! Any success is due entirely to simply following along every step of the way and not trying, as I usually do,, to cut corners. Attention to detail really pays off in this class. Good luck with your jeans! :-)
Linda74Sews asked:
They do indeed look like real jeans and seem to fit you well. I'm not sure I'm up to the task, but your work is inspiring. Nicely done.!
Likelylass answered:
Thank you! You are definitely up to it! Believe me, it is a very well-taught class that's easy to follow.
DaleC asked:
Wonderful work! I've enrolled in this course too, but haven't yet worked on a pair. Must get to it... after my BOM is done. Where did you get the embroidery designs?
Likelylass answered:
Thank you! The design came from: http://www.urbanthreads.com Love the quirky stuff on there! I simply edited out everything but the wing for the pocket.
Loreo51 asked:
Wow! they are way cool! Fabulous top stitching too!
Likelylass answered:
Thanks! I'm not sure I'd use such a bold topstitching colour next time but it definitely made it easy to see :-)
Ms. BB asked:
These came out great. Fun embroidery detail and the fit is perfect.
Likelylass answered:
Thanks so much!

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