Here it is everyone: my piece de resistance. I never, ever, ever thought I would have jeans done. Well, I guess they technically aren't jeans, and they are just the muslin so they probably aren't ACTUALLY my piece de resistance but I am so happy with them regardless. Would you guys like to discuss construction first, or the plight on the world that is the word "jorts"? I'll let this be a choose you're own adventure sort of blog:
[Adventure 1] "Jorts", the word, as the origin of all the world's problems:
Should I need to say anything more? Isn't it such an awful word? It's awful in the same way that The Room is - I just can't look away from that movie, and I probably won't stop saying jorts.
[Adventure 2] Construction:
I followed Heather's sewalong to a T and didn't have any real issues putting these together. I think they fit really well without any adjustments, but I could maybe take in some excess fabric in the back. It's a bit hard to tell without having made full length jeans. I also made these in some scrap stretch denim I had, which probably has, like, twice as much stretch as the fabric I plan to use in the end. I'm holding my breath for the stretch difference to make up for any issues I think are present in this pair. The only real issue I ran into when sewing these was the buttonhole. I was starting to get tired and lazy and I didn't properly interface the waistband around the buttonhole area, and as a result the buttonhole is already falling apart. I'll just need to remind myself to take a night off before I cut a hole into my fabric next time. I also had to move the pockets up quite a lot so that they wouldn't be halfway down my leg. I thought the end placement was pretty much perfect on me, but after looking at these photos I wonder if they are still too far apart. Please chime in if you notice any fit adjustments I need to make, or anything you'd do differently! I would love to hear. Overall though, I am so happy with these and I am really looking forward to the next pair.
This patch on the back is a scrap of Pendleton fabric. I planned to make a pair of jeans with big patches of Pendleton fabric on them that look like the collaboration they did with Hurley a few years back.
In case you haven't heard me shouting it from the rooftops yet, I'm now writing some things for Paste (which is quite literally a dream come true, since I've only wanted to do that forever). You can read my first article here. I am, as one may expect, talking about sewing.
I don't know how I was listening to a ton of related music and never managed to run across Brothertiger before, but you should really listen to this cover of This Must Be the Place.
I can't stop laughing, I can't even stop laughing enough to write a proper sentence about why I love that Buzzfeed article so much. I rediscovered it to show to a friend the other day. I also laughed really hard at this thing.
Listen to this song too.
Thanks to Melody, my lovely friend (pictured above) who took most of the photos.
Stay weird friends, I definitely will be. xx