I was never that into wearing jeans until I learned how to sew my own perfectly fitted pair. These jeans are just my style with the embroidered pockets and colorful topstitching. I love the fit and silhouette. This organic denim is so comfortable too, with just a bit of stretch. Perfect timing for this month’s theme of Denim Never Dies!
I used Vogue pattern V8774, my tried and true pattern that I modified for my first pair of jeans, my sashiko stitched indigo dyed jeans. Only modifications this go around were widening the change pocket and the side pockets to make them much deeper and narrowing the lower leg slightly. I used Angela Wolf’s Craftsy class Sewing Designer Jeans to make these once again. I love her tips and it’s so easy to follow along and sew along with the video lessons.
These jeans took quite a while to construct but I just love them. The fit is great plus the dark finish is quite slimming. It also helps that I’ve toned up so much from my 5+ mile walks during the week. I’ve been wearing these pants constantly since I made them. They’re so comfy and I know I need to wear them now before it gets too hot. I’ve already bought some lovely hemp/linen stretch fabric to make another much simpler pair for the spring. I’m planning on widening the leg slightly for that pair.
I think sewing jeans is a bit addictive. Have you tried making your own jeans? I think the process is just so much fun. Head on over to my blog Sew Pomona to read the full post! Happy Sewing! Rebecca