Jeans update – pattern fidgeting commences

4 Jun

So, I have started drafting, getting creative with, or whatever you want to call it, the pattern for my upcoming jeans.

As mentioned, I had already traced off V8774 (both A and B versions), so on Saturday it was down to getting busy with scissors, masking tape, measuring tape and rulers.

I decided to hack up version B, the boot leg, rather than the straight – for purely lazy reasons – I might want to make a straight leg in the future and I don’t see a boot leg in my future. So I have saved the tracing of version A (straight leg) for, who knows when really?!

Here’s a picture of the back as it stands right now –

v8774 pattern back

I usually have to lengthen in both leg and crotch, so I’ve already made those adjustments to test with the toile, and I’ve attached the yoke making it all one piece (TBC whether this will continue this way yet – seemed like a good idea at the time, but I think I’ll add it back in as a separate piece). You’ll also see obviously that the leg was slashed up the middle. I spread it 5cm, pivoting out from the top and then straightened down to the hem to give me the more wide leg look I’m going for here.

And here’s the front –

v8774 pattern front

I still need to edit the pocket area, but you get the picture šŸ™‚ You’ll also see that the curve down the inside leg has been kept.

These pieces very scribbly, but trust me, I know what the lines mean (well I did at the time, I hope I remember!).

So, hopefully (fingers crossed!!) I get to have a crack at these this coming weekend and see what happens. Note to self –Ā  must alter waistband to match too.

Z xx

PS – I have a long weekend coming my way. Needless to say, I’m excited šŸ™‚

PPS – That dastardly Beignet is finished!!!! My average button sewing time was 5 minutes. Photos to come.



6 Responses to “Jeans update – pattern fidgeting commences”

  1. prttynpnk June 4, 2012 at 11:21 PM #

    I’m watchign these jeans carefully- my new years resolution is to make a pair of pants and it’s june already and my fear is still too high to try!

    • ZoSews June 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM #

      Pressure’s on then – for both of us! šŸ™‚ Make some wide legged pants – much easier for fit šŸ˜‰

  2. Kerry June 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM #

    Good luck with your jeans! I’ve not yet tackled trousers or jeans – maybe one day I’ll summon up the courage šŸ™‚

    • ZoSews June 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM #

      You should give them a go! I love the pants I’ve made and wear them all the time šŸ™‚


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