New Jeans/MMM12 - Day Twenty Two
This has been rather a saga. It all started with some lovely stretch denim that I bought in a sale at Lincraft. I intended to make it into a new pair of Jalie jeans. This would be my third pair and complacency started to creep in. I didn't fit the jeans while making them and they fabric was not quite as stretchy as I would have liked. I also added a curved high waistband. All of this ended, in hindsight, predictably, in disaster and the jeans are too tight. I can get them on, but they are less than comfortable, the type of jeans I may have put up with in my teens in the name of fashion but maturity has made me a little more discerning.
The jeans were made to solve a problem though. My old Jalie jeans that I wrote about here have become quite thin in the knees due to the amount of crawling around on the floor that I do when cutting out. This necessitated the making of a new pair, a pair that actually fits so undetered by my jeans disaster, I found some lovely stretchy dark green brushed cotton in my stash and carefully cut out a new pair, slightly wider than my pattern, just to be on the safe side. I used some printed stretch cotton from the remnant box for inside the pockets so as not to create too much bulk. Before topstitching my outer leg seams, I basted the inner leg seam to ensure the fit was perfect. After a few adjustments and a little running in, I was happy with the fit and ripped open the inner leg seam and top stitched my side seam before finishing the jeans. I am really happy with the way this pair fit.....lesson well and truly learn't.