The first pair: pewter gray demin

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I really like the way the topstitching and buttonholes turned out. I used a vintage buttonholer attachment to create the keyhole buttonholes because my machine didn't do the keyhole variety. How slick! I think I'm in love with this attachment. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I spent loads of time tweaking my muslin per Angela's fitting instructions, and I'm very happy with the result. I do need to make minor changes before the second pair (my muslin was out of a non-stretch woven, and these turned out a bit big initially). I did some light distressing with 220 grit sandpaper on seams before topstitching because I wasn't sure how the denim would behave. Now that I have the hang of it, I'm good to go!

What you will need

  • Angela Wolf Angel Bootcut Jean pattern Pewter gray stretch denim (98% cotton/2% lycra) from Denver Fabrics 80 tex jeans topstitching thread from Wawak Batik quilting cotton for the pocket linings I purchased three pieces of denim for jeans
  • and my first make comes from the one that I was least sure about. As it turns out
  • these are fab jeans!

Q&A with LuckIsAllSmiles

gemsewer asked:
Oh I hope mine come out good. These are great jeans!!!!!!!!!!!
LuckIsAllSmiles answered:
Thanks! I'm getting the other denim washed up this weekend to start the second pair! Good luck on yours :)
Angela Wolf asked:
Too cute!!!! Love the pocket design and they fit great!
LuckIsAllSmiles answered:
Thanks, Angela :-) nobody in my house is much of a photographer, but I love how these turned out, and I couldn't resist posting photos anyway
hummingbirdchen asked:
Great fit! You must be pleased to have your first pair turn out so beautifully
LuckIsAllSmiles answered:
Thank you! I am very pleased - this pair is great with flats. Next up, a pair that works with boots for our mucky, yucky Montana spring.
Bryannajohnson asked:
The look awesome!
LuckIsAllSmiles answered:
Thank you!
KimberleeG asked:
These look great! Love your pocket stitching. Looks like your bought them.
LuckIsAllSmiles answered:
Thank you! It's just a combination of straight stitch and wide and narrow zigzags. I used two colors of topstitching thread. Make sure to use an embroidery stabilizer on the back. I tried a sample without, and it was UGLY!