Denim for Mr N

I’ve made a bit of a name for myself on my blog over the last year for making loud golf trousers for Mr N, well these aren’t loud.

Mr N needed more everyday trousers, as he’d kind of worn out his other RTW pairs.

I got this fabric from The Fabric Warehouse back in August (I think). It’s black bull denim. The fabric is thick, but I actually really enjoyed sewing it. I only broke one needle too!

The pattern is the usual pattern I’ve used to make the loud golf trousers, Vogue 8719.

I made changes which are normal for me now. Graded out a bit for the waist, I changed the in seam side pockets to slash pockets using the pattern pieces I’ve drafted myself. I also left the flaps off the back pockets and made those pockets larger so that Mr N’s wallet fits! A man needs room for his wallet! 🙂
Since the denim is so thick, I decided to use a cotton to line the pockets and the waistband. I thought this with the ties on would be fun, not that you can see the pattern much on the waistband or inside the pockets. To contrast with that fabric I used beige top-stitching thread to attach the back pockets and along the top of the pockets.
I made these as a Christmas present for Mr N so he had no idea what I was going to do. They are slightly long in the leg, so I think I’ll have to take them up a bit, but otherwise he’s definitely happy with his new everyday trousers/jeans.
I really enjoy making this pattern up. This is the fifth time I’ve made it up and I’m now quite an expert at fly zips! For more, check out my blog.

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