Here's another pair of Jalie jeans. This time I used embroidery on the back pockets and added about 1/4" on each side. They are almost perfect. The 1/4" that I added was a little much for this particular denim. This denim is stretchier than the other stuff but thicker. I was thinking that an extra little bit would be good seeing as they were thicker. But, since they are a bit stretchier, they are looser than my other jeans. I'm not complaining. Denims are sooooo different in weight, stretch, drape, etc. This one is much darker and beefier. I'll have to get a side-by-side shot later this afternoon so you can see the differences. I think I'll just have to wing it each time I make these and either add or subtract a little each time based on the denim. I really like this pair too.
I realized I didn't do the tummy shot on my last review so you could see what Jalie means by low-rise. It's low but not crazy-low. There is no extra shaving necessary and no peeps of whale tail.
The back pocket embroidery. I used another Urban Threads design. This one is the Heraldic Griffin design. Do you know that not a single embroidery design company out there makes a back pocket jean design? I've looked all over the place. I realize that 1) I can do it my own damn self and use my sewing machine and 2) I can use any old design for a back pocket. Like I've said before, I'm not good at the creating my own cool designs thing. I'm good at the construction aspect but not the creative aspect. How do you guys make a good jean pocket design and make sure it's symmetrical and all that? I would much rather hook up the ol' embroidery machine, let it do its thing, and then cut the pockets out.
This is a garish close-up of the griffin. I always make a practice one to make sure it's going to work before I do it on the real fabric. This is hard to look at.