The new issue of Sew News just came out, so since it is officially on the newsstand, I can finally show you the jeans I made using the Closet Case Files Ginger Jean pattern. I simply LOVE this pattern. I did not do a muslin, I just made them up, slid into them, and all I had to do was take them in just a bit at center back, which I usually have to do with every pair of pants that I make. All in all, a perfect fit!
I went crazy with all the stitching. The center back seam, as well as the yoke seam are flat felled seams.
The flat felled seams make for such a clean finish on the inside.
The jeans feature a coin pocket. So authentic.
The pattern suggests using a contrasting fabric for the lining of the pocket.
The front pockets are designed with a tummy panel, giving the illusion of a flatter tummy.
The front fly is so well designed. Better than some jeans you pay lots of money for.
The back pockets were designed to follow the shape of a woman's body. Take note that one side has a curve.
I did flat felled seams on the inseam of the jeans.
Having a flat felled seam on the inseam gives a very flat finish on the inside of the leg and will make the jeans more comfortable to wear.
The finished front,
and the back.
The jeans are finished off with a stitched hem.
Now that the magazine is out, I should be getting the jeans back in the next week or so. I am so happy as I have been waiting for months to finally be able to wear them!!!
You can follow along in October as the sew along will begin on October 17th. That means I get to make another pair! YEA!!!!!