It all started with a pocket design :) I have avoided making Jeans in the last 15 years or so of my sewing life because the fit is imperative and I always thought that jeans made at home would look like jeans made a t home, feel me?
But this past Friday I was looking at the denim fabric I had purchased and was thinking of making a skirt, then I had pulled out my pocket design notebook and started playing with this pocket, after it was all done I knew it had to go on some jeans so...
I took out about 3 different Big 4 patterns and I was like "fitting this is going to be a nightmare so I scratched that and took my measurements again and decided to make them from scratch using just the measurements I took and some paper and then taking in the design features I knew I loved:
I wanted them below my waist but not so low that I could not sit without fer of showing ass crack..okay!!! then I knew that I personally love my jeans to be snug and that I love wide legs that cover my shoes so I off I went and this is result of my first EVER pair of JEANS!!!
This is the pocket I designed.
On Saturday I was so short on time because I had been working on my jeans that I forgot to make a new dress for church on Sunday, so I pulled out my trusty V8489 and a few hrs later I had finished my dress for church, girl! you know I cant go to church on Sunday wearing something I had already worn...that is the vanity in me, pray for me :) LOL
This is what I am working on now, I need to do some fitting add some shoulder pads (made at home from batting) and then finish up hopefully this week. This fabric is a nightmare to work with because it frays like nobodies business.
Then I made this top to wear with my jeans for now until I finish my jacket (pic above) which was my initial thought.
It is Simplicity 2804 sorry for the bad pic, but it was late and the lighting was bad :(
Here it is on the dress form before modifications (I did not like how long the bodice was even though I cut out the top it seemed too long so I took off about 2" before adding the band.