Created by: artistikim
Project

My second pattern for jeans

What are you most proud of? I had taken copious notes (after having watched the course three or four times) and attempted to pull a pattern off of a pair of jeans without following step by step to the video. I think I did pretty well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you have a favorite pair of jeans you want to copy, do it while they are fresh and new and still have their original fit. I have been wearing the originals for these jeans for four years, and they had gotten a little stretched out and had holes in both knees. I tried to account for this when I traced the pattern to the organza and paper, but the final jeans (even after altering the muslin) turned out looking baggy and stretched out when worn.

You Can Make This

artistikim made My second pattern for jeans with:

Jean-ius!

Online Class

Jean-ius!

with Kenneth D. King

  • Stretch Denim
  • gold topstitch thread.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I had taken copious notes (after having watched the course three or four times) and attempted to pull a pattern off of a pair of jeans without following step by step to the video. I think I did pretty well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you have a favorite pair of jeans you want to copy, do it while they are fresh and new and still have their original fit. I have been wearing the originals for these jeans for four years, and they had gotten a little stretched out and had holes in both knees. I tried to account for this when I traced the pattern to the organza and paper, but the final jeans (even after altering the muslin) turned out looking baggy and stretched out when worn.

Q&A with artistikim

Scheri Manson asked:
I think they are great!
artistikim answered:
Thanks!
Mrs.Bee asked:
Good advice! Where did u get your organza?
artistikim answered:
I bought it locally in Denver at Denver Fabrics.
KimberleeG asked:
Great job - looks like you bought them
artistikim answered:
Thank you!
Ms. BB asked:
Such a great pocket design, really cute! Nice job and thank you for the advice about copying older vs. newer jeans.
artistikim answered:
I had tried to copy the model jean's pocket design as closely as I could. It is a combination of a straight stitch overlaid by a zig-zag which I gradually increased in width over the course of the stitching. I have not perfected the technique, but have noticed that it is a common one among back-pocket designs on jeans.
TinaMc asked:
Agree with all the comments...your pockets are amazing. Did you copy the detail onto tissue paper and sew directly on them or mark with chalk? Thx
artistikim answered:
I can't recall. I think I must have traced them. I do know I marked the design with chalk and sewed over it. I had to do a couple of test runs on scraps to determine how to set the zig-zag stitch to gradually increase and decrease the width of the line. I didn't quite get it in the end, but it still looks fine.

Skill Level

Intermediate