Monday, March 8, 2010

Who's With Me??!

Who wants to do a Spring Jeans Sew Along? There is one going on already at PatternReview. I am planning on making a few more pairs for spring and it's always fun and motivating to have company. I can always just join that one too if there isn't much interest in starting another one.

Here is one reason I need a new pair. I used silk duppioni for the pockets in this Jalie pair. Well I guess I knew that duppioni shreds but, boy, does it ever. The right pocket has a small tear also but it's on the inside of the pocket. It's still usable but it will tear out just as quickly as the other one, I think.




Anyway, let me know your thoughts. I am waiting on six yards of Fabric.com denim. As soon as I get it, I'll post a comparison of them so you have a little more information.

24 comments:

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Jeans are the one thing that I have enough of! But I would love to see what other sewers make.

Kristine said...

I've had the Jalie pattern since the beginning, and have yet to trace it off! I have the stretch denim (a few cuts), so it's really time to commit. I'm such a chicken, even knowing how much success everyone has had with this pattern!

Digs said...

Since I don't yet have the pattern nor any suitable denim, I probably won't have the time to join up this go-round. However - I've been looking for light-coloured denim-like fabrics for summer, and discovered that www.fashionfabricsclub.com has a lot of stretch cotton twills suitable for slacks. My search for "cotton lycra twill slacks" found plenty of hits. Denim is a twill weave cotton. FYI, no association, yada-yada.

Fattyboomboom said...

I'll join! I just bought a couple yards of black stretch denim, and I was thinking of the Jalie pattern for the mini-wardrobe contest.

sewsue said...

I have the denim and the pattern and was planning on making my first pair over our Spring break. Count me in!

Byrdie said...

I would love to join. I just got the Jalie jeans pattern in the mail. It's my first jean that I am attempting in a very long time. I went with Jalie because of all the great reviews. It would be nice to have all of the tips and tricks from everyone else. I am looking for some good stretch denim so I am waiting to hear your report from Fabric.com.

Victoria said...

Count me in! I'm supposed to sew a pair (my first) this month or the next! I'm excited!!! It's great you've got all those great jean fabrics coming in the mail. Please educate us on the difference between the various oz. Can't wait to see your new pairs!!!

Venus de Hilo said...

My Jalie pattern arrived today(!) and I have some black stretch cotton twill in the stash that may or may not be "denim" but is a jeans weight. Finding time to keep up will be an even bigger challenge than tailoring a pattern to fit, but I'm eager to see if I can do it.

Michelle said...

I just got the Jalie pattern a couple of weeks ago, and thanks to your "heads-up" I have some stretch denim on the way from Fabric.com. I would definitely be up for a sew-along.

Mary Nanna said...

Is this a sew along just for that Jalie pattern and just for spring ? If you don't mind a little southern hemisphere opposite season autumn wear in cords and a different pattern, I'll join ya!

Aminat said...

Please count me in, I will order the Jalie pattern and some denim right away. I hope I can start mine next month...still working on my March challenge...Great idea

Betsy Hockaday said...

I'm in! I've got my Jalie pattern and my fabric. Whoo Hoo!

Mz.Choize said...

I'm in! I just finished a pair of Jalie's I started on, in Dec. Unfortunately, (becuz of weight loss) they are now a tad bit big, so I'm ready for another pair. I'm also waiting on some rivets from ebay,so count me in!

AllisonC said...

Well I bought the Jalie jeans pattern after you and the selfish seamstress raved about it and showed your great versions, so it will be good to have the motivation to use the pattern. Count me in, let us know when you're starting as my stash only has some glittery denim in which is a bit scary so I will need to shop!

didyoumakethat said...

Phew! I don't think I'm up to sewing denim yet. But I'll read your reports with great interest.

Maja said...

Hej girls,
try with the pattern of Don in Weekend designer. Older posts.
Inside pocket is always under pressure, so do not bother yourself, you must have a reason to make a new pair. But anyway, is it so hard to find a good pair of jeans in your shops? We buy them here in Serbia sometimes for less than 20 USD, if you want premium style you will pay about 200 USD!

Summerlea said...

It's making me a little crazy that you haven't mentioned replacing the pockets ;) I love mending clothes and keeping them wearable! New jeans are fun, too.

I'm curious to hear about the stretch denim. I just got a sample from Fashion Fabrics and it's a little thin. I have some stashed denim that's calling to be skinny jeans to wear with my new boots :)

Jill said...

I would love to give the jeans a try. I've got the pattern, just need to get some fabric on order.
Can't wait to get started!

Andrea said...

Count me in. I just got the Jalie pattern a few weeks ago, and I need to commit to finally making a pair as I've wanted to do this for quite some time now.

Elke said...

Please count me in. I have the Jalie pattern and the stretch denim. I have seen the success sewers have had with this pattern and it would be fun to make a pair!

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

Does is have to be a Jalie jean pattern?

Maja said...

What is Jalie pattern?

Please answer!

Maja

Susan said...

Count me in, too. Just provide the link.

TE said...

Ditto Summerlea - fix the pocket! Not that you can't make another pair, too. But, don't waste a great pair of jeans because of skimpy pockets.