|Python print jeans!|
I made them exactly per pattern except:
1. lengthened the hem by ~4 cm,
2. straight leg below the knees, to go over all of my born-to-be-seven-feet-tall-will-always-love'em-to-death high heeled boots:
3. I sewed the waistband onto the body in halves, and then used the menswear approach to making sure that there was no gaposis at CB. NOTE TO SELF: the right waistband has to be longer by 5 cm (2") than the left, otherwise it's too short to fit over the fly shield.
4. to help the buttonhole and riveted button at CF behave better, I interfaced the waistband near CF.
5. instead of 3 belt loops per side I made 4: finally, my belts are properly lassooed onto the waistband!
|Four belt loops per side hold the belt nicely in place. (the t-shirt is a Jalie pattern too!)|
I sewed these jeans with GREEN thread. Yup - green. All these evenings I was convinced I'd grabbed dark GREY out of the drawer - and yesterday, just as I was finishing them, I discovered my uber-error in the cold harsh light of a Saturday morning. And, you know what: the joke's on me. My husband had a pair of dark grey slacks tailored once, and the buttons were sewn on with blue thread, which seemed to me to be the epitome of in-your-face-shoddy tailoring. Haha, now I know how that happened!