Well, after all the notes in my last post, I think I ended up with some super wearable jeans!
As I was finishing up, I was debating if it’s worth it for me to make my own jeans. I never really have trouble finding RTW that fits well, unlike tops that always pull across the chest. But, I’m striving for a fully handmade wardrobe, and jeans are a necessity since I wear them every single day. I think these fit pretty darn good, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they wear over time.
I think I ended up taking these in a significant amount on the upper hips and waist, and from the upper thighs down to the knee. I am looking forward to putting my modified pattern up to the original to see what size I landed at.
I think my next pair should be a nice dark blue with a contrast top-stitching. I might try the low-rise version with stovepipe legs, so figuring out what size I’m at will be helpful in starting from the beginning with those. Or maybe I might try mid-rise.
I also look forward to the next pair being much faster, since now I know what mistakes to avoid. I might check out what Stitch has in stock, but could also order Cone Mills denim from Threadbare. I’d need 2 yards, so it would cost $32 for fabric, $10 for thread and a zipper. Not too shabby for super fancy pants.