The Stitchy Details:
- Challenge Theme: Indie Pattern Month
- Pattern used: Thread Theory – Jedediah Pants
- Fabric: Camel Twill
- Notions: 6″ metal zip and a metal stud button
New to Me x 3
Sadly, not three new garments (that would be nice!) – but three firsts in my sewing adventures.
First – this is my first post on The Monthly Stitch. I’m so excited to have become part of this community. I have started browsing members posts and blogs – such a fabulous wealth of talent and a great forum in which to share, learn and celebrate sewing.
Second – My first Monthly Stitch Challenge.
Third – My first pair of Jedediah pants from Thread Theory Designs on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Thread Theory is a menswear sewing pattern company that is producing delicious designs for men – and the men in my life are keen for me to whip them up for them. The bonus here is that both my fifty-something husband and my nearly-twenty son are both equally keen. The first pair would be for son.
I used an inexpensive twill from Spotlight, the aim being to make them more-or-less exactly to pattern to test the fit, styling and construction details: essentially, a wearable toille.
And the verdict?
We’re all well pleased with them!
The styling is on trend and the fit close to spot on.
For Son I would take a bit of width from the hips through to knee next time. I will need to trace off a larger size for Husband, but the standard fit at hips will suit him better.
They are designed to sit on the hips rather than the waist – though Son does wear them a bit lower still, hence some of the bagginess around the back thighs.
The front pockets are roomy without being too excessive – both my guys dislike pockets that are too deep. The pattern gives instructions for them to be constructed with french seams.
In fact this attention to detail and inclusion of professional finishing tips is a real plus for the design. Throughout the instructions are specific instructions on french seams, flat fell seams, bound seams, bar tacks and top stitching. There are also clear diagrams to help.
Though on the whole the instructions were good, I found the construction details for the fly wrap a bit difficult to follow and in the end worked it out for myself, based on what I usually do. It might make it tricky for someone who had little experience with zips and flies.
The end result is a pair pf pants that looks anything but home-grown. They have already had two outings – one of them a job interview! And – a request for the shorts version.
Now that I have trialed the pattern I am keen to make a pair for Husband – I might replace the patch pockets at the back for welt pockets, which would make them more suitable for work.
Jedediah Pants…not a garment you can whip up in few hours – but well worth the effort.