This is what I posted at PatternReview.com. Join us! I'll email Emilie at Jalie and see if she has any tips or pointers for us.
Date: 3/15/09 3:14 PM
When Jalie launched their new patterns a few days ago, I know several people bought their new jean pattern (including me). The new patterns will ship March 24th so we should have our new patterns by the first week-ish of April. I'm thinking we can use March to gather materials and get metally prepared to fit a pair of pants (eek!). I'm no fitting expert but between all of us, I think we can get things to fit. What do you guys think?
Things you'll need:
I'm doing the Jalie one but Burda has some good options too.
I'm going to use stretch denim I bought from Fabric.com. They still have some if you need to buy it. Denim on Fabric.com
There are a lot of options and we can talk about all the pros and cons. Certain threads are pretty but a pain in the butt.
Jean Style Snaps
I use the Dritz Dungaree Buttons and they work great for jeans.
I've never used them and I don't know a source for them.
You'll need to interface the waistband. I use Whisper Weft on most things and I'll probably be using it for these jeans too.
I usually use a regular Coats plastic coil zipper even though your standard jeans have a metal zipper. Jalie recommends an 8" zipper for the adult sizes but you can always cut down a too big zipper.
Odds and Ends
You'll need fabric for pockets. I usually use a cute quilting cotton. You want something thin to avoid extra bulk. Also, I couldn't do jeans without my topstitching and edge stitching feet. They make topstitching a piece of cake. Am I missing anything?