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Pattern Reviews> Drafted from RTW> 000002 (Jeans drafted from RTW)

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Posted on:9/14/12 2:33 AM
Last Updated:9/14/12 3:23 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 7 people   
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sewingcanary said... (7/28/13 3:43 PM) Reply
Awesome! For the buttonhole - it looks like there's a full seam allowance inside the waistband. Try grading it and the interfacing/stabilizer. You could also add an additional thickness inside above the button hole. The closer to level, the better the result, especially with the add-on buttonholer because it distributes the presser bar weight a bit different than the little feet that go directly on the machine. a note to Laura and/or others re denim. Fabrics can vary tremendously - if you can, get a small piece and wash and dry it the way you'll be doing when finished. The best denim RTW stretch jeans I've had were about 20% polyester. Initially I had thought they might be hot and sweaty but they weren't. I think the polyester helped stabilize the fabric. They wore like normal denim colour-wise etc. There's about 40 bolts of denim at the only fabric store where I live. There are only about 3 of them I would even consider taking time to sew up.
Ms. McCall said... (9/16/12 1:27 AM) Reply
Thanks everyone for the lovely comments!
JEF said... (9/15/12 7:20 AM) Reply
Great details on your blog. Great jeans.
Dilliander said... (9/15/12 6:59 AM) Reply
Great job and fantastic result. The fit is perfect!
ChristmasHills said... (9/15/12 0:32 AM) Reply
Very, very nice jeans. Buying the denim is I find the hardest part.
Restart06 said... (9/14/12 5:22 PM) Reply
Very nice!!!!
SavageCoco said... (9/14/12 5:12 PM) Reply
Brilliantly done!
lauraborealis said... (9/14/12 3:42 PM) Reply
Great pockets and fit! I had the same experience with my first Craftsy copies... they look exactly like my RTW, but the denim is tragic, and I can only wear them once before they're bagged out and ridiculous. I used some denim from Denver Fabrics that seemed fine when I started, but kept getting softer and softer as I worked. I think I'll make a t-shirt out of the remainder!
nicegirl said... (9/14/12 2:21 PM) Reply
These look fantastic! I am highly impressed.
jannw said... (9/14/12 1:04 PM) Reply
Nice jeans!! You've got a great fit, especially on the back..
Jrhee said... (9/14/12 9:13 AM) Reply
Beautiful and unique!
Mary Gillette said... (9/14/12 7:57 AM) Reply
Nice job on the jeans - they look fantastic!
Sewcoastal said... (9/14/12 3:08 AM) Reply
Nice jeans! Thanks for the review, I'm enrolled in the course but have yet to start.
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