Ok, it doesn’t have quite the same ring as Smarty Pants, but this is my interpretation of the February challenge.
The fabric was an odd sort of cream roll off Trade-me, which I dyed black. The final result wasn’t black, more a sort of dark greyish blue colour, and while the colour covered all the fabric, there were definite blotchy bits.
Since my plan was a pair of jeans, neither of these problems deterred me; it was a very acceptable jeans colour, and I figured a few blotchy bits would be OK on jeans.
I did hit a small road block when it came to choosing an embroidery design for the rear pockets, so thanks to everyone who helped me out of that one; the gecko was a clear favourite, so geckos it was.
Since I spent about 37½ cents on this fabric (plus $4 for the zip) I didn’t need to have great expectations for this garment. Despite that, I actually like these jeans. They are snug, but feel surprisingly comfortable and the blotchy dye job actually works. I’ve been working on jeans for a while, so I didn’t have to do any fitting and I’ve already made all the required adjustments to McCalls 5892; my basic jeans pattern. I have put a few more photos on my blog.