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Date: 4/8/10 2:28 PM

I've wanted to start a new Jeans Sew Along thread for a while. I brought it up on my blog and a few different threads and there seems to be a lot of interest. So, why the heck not??!?!?!

Let's gather materials and start sewing the last part of April. How does that sound to everyone? Basic Supplies -- Denim, pattern, large jean needles (110 or 120), topstitching thread, jeans-style snaps, rivets, interfacing, zipper, and pocket linings.


Here's the original thread for the first Jean Sew Along and here's a link to the condensed Jeans Tips and Tricks thread. You may want to check out this condensed thread for patterns suggestions, hardware, denim, construction techniques, and some eyecandy.

Focus on gathering the basic supplies for right now. We all need to help each other find stretch denim. Finding good denim is the hardest part, I think! I know that Fabric.com has some right now. See my blog entry on the three weights and what I thought about them.

-- Edited on 4/8/10 2:46 PM --

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Date: 4/8/10 3:27 PM

Dawn, bravo to you for getting us going! Count me in. I had a good fitting session late last fall with Rae Cumbie in Baltimore but have never made my final pair. Jeans, in denim and colors, are the backbone of my casual, sportswear wardrobe. I can buy RTW jeans that are perfectly adequate for most purposes but I want that jeans cut in other fabrics and wardrobe colors. A sew along will get me to pull that Burda pattern #7863, out of the cubbyhole and get to work.
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Date: 4/8/10 3:33 PM

Great idea. I have the fabric, I just need the jeans. RTW are either too short in the long or too long in the crotch area (is there a nicer name for that?). I've lost so much weight that I actually have made large darts in the backs of my jeans and they still hang low, rather than make new ones. I even have the pattern.
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Date: 4/8/10 3:59 PM

Cool!! I did the last sew along (this winter) and made my "experiment pair" which are surprisingly wearable. I know what I would like to change and should have my other projects finished by then. Now that my DH is back home maybe I'll get some rivets on this pair!! Thanks again Dawn for being our inspiring leader!!

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Date: 4/8/10 4:06 PM

Rosie I have the exact same problems with RTW jeans - so frustrating!

So count me in on the sew along too. I attempted a couple pairs last year, but didn't get past the first-muslin stage. New year, new patterns (J Stern, Jalie) and new outlook!

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Date: 4/8/10 9:03 PM

I'm excited too. I want to make the Jalie jeans again but using a contour waistband. They fit so well and it gives me a great excuse to fire up the ol' embroidery machine!

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Date: 4/8/10 11:51 PM

I want to use the Jalie pattern and make a pair of denim capri pants. Mostly because it is getting hot again (84 today) and will continue to be hot now until November - when we can finally where real jeans during the day and not at night.

Dawn- can you post about making the conture waistband?

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Date: 4/9/10 0:07 AM

Well, I've never done the contour waistband thing so I am NOT the one to post how to do it.There are some tips on how to do it in the original Jeans Sew Along thread but maybe someone will pop in with a good answer to that.

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Date: 4/9/10 0:19 AM

I'm going to join!
Jeans shopping is my personal hell on earth so I'd love to be able to make them. I prefer a non-stretch denim, wide leg boyfriend/trouser style jean. I actually just made a muslin of Hotpatterns Jean Jeanious Trouser Jean which appeared to be the closest pattern to the style I want (yes I know you all love Jalie stretch jeans but that's not the style I prefer). The muslin was WAY off, as I expected, as I seem to be a total freak body shape. So the alterations start..........

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Date: 4/9/10 1:50 AM

I'm game. I'll probably be sewing another pair of the Jalie jeans...I have a couple of changes fit-wise I'd like to make. I'm also thinking of sewing a pair of the Sandra Betzina jeans. I think that's a vogue pattern. It has a contour waistband and some interesting pocket detailing.

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