Weekly Wardrobe - Extra Post
BWOF 5/08 model #137
I have made quite a few things in the past week, so I'm giving you can extra post this week for weekly wardrobe. This week, I am concentrating on finishing the yellow quilt (more on that later this week), so any apparel sewing will have to wait until the weekend.
I made BWOF 5/08 model #137 for my daughter since she needed a pair of full length jeans. She has outgrown all the old ones, so it was time for a quick pair to fill in the wardrobe. For the summer she can still wear all the capri length things I made last year, but she still needs at least one pair of full length jeans.
These jeans are no different than any others that I've made as far as sewing techniques. They have front slant pockets, back patch pockets, a back yoke and a zip fly. My daughter got to pick all the little details of the jeans. She picked the fabric for the pocket facing, waistband facings and pocket flap facing, which you can see below. She also chose the butterfly appliques and the sparkly gemstone button for the waistband. What isn't easy to see is the thread she chose for topstitching - a variated shiny pink rayon.
The one thing that is different about these jeans is the adjustments I had to make for fit, which I haven't had to make before. I noticed that all my daughter's jeans were getting too tight in the hip and thigh, yet the lengths seemed to be fine. After taking a good look at her profile, and doing some measuring, it looks like that she's maturing into the same shape I have for the lower body. She's not going to like that! The good thing is that I already know how to make the alterations to patterns for that figure type. These jeans are cut for one larger through the hip and thigh than at the waist and I ended up taking in the waist a bit more. They are a bit loose all over, because I expect them to last this summer and into the fall, but no doubt she'll grow into them! I am *so* thankful that I can sew and that I can teach her that she won't be stuck wearing whatever the fashion industry makes and that she can have clothes that fit her properly.
Parting Shot: Close-up. Obviously, I'm thrilled that I have things blooming in my yard. After the winter we had this year, I'm thankful for anything green and blooming.