Wednesday, 2 April 2008
Jalie 968 jeans
I finished item #11 from my daughter's SWAP today - Jalie 968 jeans. I am ridiculously pleased with how well they turned out. I had her model them for me this evening at sunset, after we got home from her dance class, so the photographs are not ideal, but I could not wait to put them up! This is my first attempt at jeans, although I have made denim shorts from a capri pants pattern as an earlier item in the SWAP. The construction of these is quite different, and very like RTW jeans as far as I can see. I made a size T, a size bigger than her measurements, as the reviewers at pattern review all commented on the very close fit of the jeans. On my DD they were too big, and I did take them in at the hip and waist. The length was perfect. I made a slight sway back adjustment, and possibly could have taken more from the back yoke.
Here is the back view. I topstitched loops on the back pockets, then hand embroidered bullion roses and buds in the loops. I embroidered the front left upper hip and pocket in a similar way.
I used the cotton print I have been using to trim the other garments in the swap as the zipper shield and pocket linings.
Detail of embroidery.