First off, sorry for the picture-heavy post. I just love my RED PANTS and I hope you do too!!!!!!!!! Oh, and happy Easter for those who celebrate. We had zero kids for this holiday so we took it easy and I may, ahem, have gotten some quality time with my girls (AKA the sewing machines).
Okay, though, back to the important stuff. RED JEANS. I love them!!I’ll talk more about the tank in the next post tomorrow because I have some fun, fun news that goes along with the tank. These are the Jalie 2908 jeans which I’ve made many times before. I did, obviously, turn them into skinny jeans. Well, skinny-ish. They aren’t tight, tight, like real skinny jeans.
Since I have figured out most of the fit issues years ago, there wasn’t much to modify except for the leg width. On my old Jalie jeans, I used the regular ol’ straight waistband and, instead of attaching the two waistbands together at the back, I added a dart so the waistbands formed a V at the back. You can see it on my older versions down below. On this RED version, I changed it up and created a shaped waistband that fits me with no V in the CB.
The last thing for me to figure out fit-wise is I always get these loose wrinkles between my butt and knee. It’s like the back of leg is shorter (and needs less fabric) than the front of my leg. Of course, that makes no sense. But, how would I take length out of that part of my pants without affecting the front fit? Seems weird to me. Either way though, I’m really happy with my jeans. I love the contrast of the white thread.
For the pockets, I just did two rows of straight stitches with a zigzag in the middle. Thinking back, I should have done some non-horizontal line. Duh, let’s point out the fact that skinny jeans make me look like a badminton racket!
Here’s the modified waistband. To make the waistband, I sewed on a straight waistband with a basting stitch, then pinned out the darts, and changed them on my paper pattern. Then I cut the real waistband. When I cut the waistband, I smoothed out the curve a bit.
My very first pair of Jalie jeans! (From 2009!! EEK!)