I received my six yards of denim in the mail yesterday. I promised you a low-down on the ho-down and here she is. Here's the link to the stretch denims . . .
I love two of the fabric but dislike the third. I kept feeling it thinking, "Hmmm, this has got to have some polyester in it!" Well, I looked at the sticky label and duh it does. I should have looked closer at the online description and there in black and white it says, 80% cotton/ 19% polyester/ 1% spandex *head slap*. If only I had learned to read!! Anyway the 10oz and 12oz fabrics will work nicely for jeans. The 12oz fabric does not have much stretch to it but it will be enough to make them comfortable. I plan on washing them tonight so I'll update you on their washing/drying characteristics if there is anything weird. The 12oz denim is very rough and stiff. I think the hand will change with washings quite a bit. The 9oz is really drapey which is why I knew it was not just cotton. And the 10oz fabric is a good medium weight denim, exactly what you would expect.
As for the Jeans Sew Along . . . I'll start a thread in a couple of days over at PatternReview.com. No, you do not have to have the Jalie pattern. You can use any pants/jeans pattern. We can help each other with fitting and alterations.