In The Pink

After an unfortunate washing accident with the pants that I originally made with this fabric, I decided that there was just enough fabric left to eek out another pair of jeans.  Not satisified completely with the fit  to date of the jeans I had made using the Jalie jeans pattern, I in a rush of blood to the head, set about reinventing the wheel.

What I was hoping to achieve was a curvier hip area, narrow legs and a slightly larger rise at the front...hmm sounded easy in theory.  The basis of my theory was a new pair of rtw jeans that I really liked the fit of.  Now after much drawing and pinning and measuring, I now have a pattern that I am happier with but I don't think I am quite there yet.  I love the rise, the ease in the hips but the legs do tend to creep up a bit and are a little too snug around the calves.  The fabric does tend to grow quite substantially with wear, so I would be interested to see how this pattern goes with real denim.

I was lucky enough to have just enough length in the fabric to make pants for a vertically challenged person but there was not enough for pocket bags or for the waistband.  My solution was to line the waistband with a more stable white denim which was probably a good idea in hindsight.  The pocket bags were just made with some white cotton shirting and a pocket facing eeked out of the pink stitched on top.

Top to toe colour seems to be a reacurring theme this season, so I have teamed the pink Jalie (I say that very loosely now) jeans with the pink linen jacket I wrote about last week, pink ballet flats by Mia Paci and my favourite cotton top with tiny pink flowers,  circa this time last year.


  1. I think you have done a good job given the limitations you mention. Next time a tweaking on these should see them about right. They are certainly wearable now and do look lovely with the top.

  2. Yay, I love the top-to-toe pink and the skinny jeans look great on you :)

    1. Me too! Funny that when you put the idea out there, it was something I was already considering. I think that it is a look that isn't easy to pull off well so top to toe colour probably won't be something I will be adopting with too many outfits.

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    1. Thank you. I think the jacket blouse combo could well become a favourite. I would like a few more things to go with the jeans though.


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