Jeans progress.

Tonight I'm listening to Rufus Wainwright.
He does one of THE BEST versions of Hallelujah I've ever come across.

Nearly finished with my blue jeans. I haven't broken a needle yet!
I totally know I just jinxed myself.

They are going well. I learned a lot from my overalls. I cut the flat felled seams a bit deeper on this pair so I'd have more fabric to fold under and that has made all the difference.

I did make a blunder on the back yoke.

I cut the shape out fine, but I didn't adjust the grain line when I omitted the darts. So the pieces are on the bias. Not a huge failure, but its not exactly what I wanted. You live and learn, right?

Here I am trying to be cute and put in a change pocket.
I hope to get these done tomorrow (today), because I want to get started on another blouse.

Also in the pipe line is my post on burn testing and another vintage homemaking installment. Stay posted!

7 comments:

  1. Looking good! Nice topstitching.

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  2. I love flat-felled seams. My usual (admittedly unorthodox) method of finishing straight seams is a not-quite-flat-felled seam: Allowance on one side trimmed, both allowances folded over, and topstitched once (instead of twice). I love the neatness and flatness.

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  3. Super cute. And I love Rufus Wainwright, too!

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  4. Wow! Your jeans look great! I am currently working on my first pair of jeans too, although I have not posted anything on my blog yet - my camera is currenty being used by another membe of the family. Looking forward to seeing your jeans when they are completed.

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  5. Looking good so far! What jeans pattern are you using?

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  6. They look fantastic! I would love to try jeans but I'm not sure I am an accomplished enough seamstress!

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  7. Wow! The jean are very nice. I'm glad I discovered your blog; I look forward to your every post.

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