SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

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

4 more reviews
Viewed 407 times 
Reviewed by:Ms. McCall
photo

 
 
About Ms. McCallstar
CA
Member since: 3/2/06
Reviews: 51 (patterns: 49)
Skill level:Advanced Beginner
Favored by: 3 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
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   
To read this review, please Login. Only registered members can read reviews written more than 6 months ago.
<< Previous      Next >>
13 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
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.
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Sewing Basics
Sewing Basics

Class Details

Online Class
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Class Details

SewBaby More Blankie Buddies pattern Pattern

SewBaby More Blankie Buddies pattern Pattern

Pattern Details
Summer Tote Paper Pattern

Summer Tote Paper Pattern

Pattern Details