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|J Stern Designs: 0037 (Misses' Jeans) - Type:Pants |
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J Stern Designs Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Fabric:||Corduroy [See other projects in this fabric]|
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I sewed this pattern recently as denim jeans and reviewed it here.
This is my second version from this pattern, this time corduroy jeans!! My second pair of pants with a fly front ever!!!
5 pocket jeans!
6-16. I started with the 10 which matched my hip measurement.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Well, it's corduroy and not denim....
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Please see my previous review. I was happy that I took the PR "Blue Prints to Blue Jeans" class.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the styling!
"Uncut" corduroy from Joann's. It's corduroy that doesn't have the wales cut into it, so it looks like velveteen. The fabric feels and looks expensive!
I'm trying to decide which "shade of brown" best describes the color. I think it's close to cinnamon.
The interior pocket fabric is cotton from J + O Fabrics in Pennsauken, NJ, purchased 4.5 years ago!
This was about 2.5 yards I had in my stash from my "I'm going to sew a lot of corduroy jackets" phase, ha ha ha ha (as I only sewed 2 jackets). So I had to cut the interior waistband in two pieces instead of one continuous piece.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
For my second time around, I made some fitting changes:
1. Sewed side seam and inseam around the thigh with 1/4" SA to gain an inch of room around the thigh--very much needed for sitting down! I have worn these several times since finishing them just before Christmas, and they are more comfortable for sitting than the denim.
2. Sewed with a larger seam allowance at the top of my jeans so they would sit up higher and I wouldn't have to wear a belt.
3. I wanted more of a trouser look so I used a brown trouser zipper and regular brown button instead of a jeans zipper with brass shank button.
4. I used dark brown "heavy" thread for topstitching, for more of a trouser look.
5. I used my own design for the back pocket.
Back pocket detail
6. To make it easier on my machine, I 6 belt loops 3.5 inches long (instead of 5 that are 4 inches long) and put a belt loop on either side of the CB seam. Putting one belt loop at the CB seam really strained my machine with the denim jeans, even after hammering the seam.
7. Since this is corduroy, and corduroy has nap, I couldn't hammer flat all seams. Sometimes I just hammered seam allowances, or used the Jean a Ma Jig or some folded up denim to keep the presser foot flat over thick seams.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! I would like to make these again with traditional gold jeans topstitching thread--I think the gold on brown (er, cinnamon) would really pop. An example of "the pop" is how I embroidered my first name and the date on the interior waistband. That link also lets you see the pretty interior pockets!
I would like to keep refining the fit of this pattern and make a few more pairs, in dark denim, and maybe blue uncut corduroy, and make this in brown again with the gold topstitching thread. But I'm currently muslining the Sewaholic Thurlow Trouser pattern. I'm on a roll with pants! Yay!
Here's my blog posting with more pix of my new corduroy jeans!
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