Thursday, September 16, 2010

Well finally!

I have some pictures to show of my new jeans :) My first pair of jeans (in adult size) that I have made. Woohoo! Even though they are not quite perfect, it does not detract from that fact that I made a pair of jeans lol And they weren't hard to do.


I did procrastinate for a fair while, a month or two at least, because I was scared. And it was probably a good thing I did, as the denim I had bought wasn't enough. Also it had lycra in it and if I had used it, well, I wouldn't be so happy right now. Although I used the size according to my hip measurement, they were slightly too big, so a smidge of adjustment over the hip/waist area got them fitting snugger.

But oh dear, one slight problem, they are most definitely considered high waisted on me :( Sitting pretty much at the smallest part of my waist, they are a good 4cm + too high for my liking. This is ok and live-able with in looser tops, but certainly not with anything that fits snugly - well not after wearing for a few hours, as I develop a little pooch in front lol But I know what I want to change next time around, so it isn't a waste of time.

The colour of the jeans screamed home made when I first finished them, very solid and flat, with no high/low lights. So I took to the jeans with some steel wool - what fun that was! The result was much preferable.


To go with my jeans, I decided to make a new top as most of my long sleeved ones are looking pretty tatty. Gorgeous charcoal marle stella from Crafty Mama's, with some LoveChirp embroidery from Huups. (I know it isn't centered perfectly, I still need practice).


The joy of this top is that I got to use all 4 of my machines on the one project, sewing machine, overlocker, cover stitch and embroidery - I knew I needed all of them for a reason!


Top is Ottobre 2/2006 #1 with a slightly rounded v-neck. Jeans are 5/2007 #10, the bootleg variation.

Cheers!

13 comments:

willow and moo said...

Liz, you're awesome!!! The jeans are fabulous and i love your new top! :)

zofia said...

Super great! Love it all, go you!! :D

Marie said...

Yay! We get to see pictures. They look great, love the embroidery on the top.

Liz, I was thinking of you making your jeans when I traced off a jeans pattern for myself last week. I am going to do a muslin soon.

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Liz you superstar! Did you use Jeans Thread? And how did you manage to sew them down the seams from the top to the bottom, did you top stitch?

I had to laugh at your comment about using all your machines, a girl after my own heart;-)

Great job and I just love that Hupps embroidery, I know I don't need anymore but I really want some ;-)

Tas said...

Great Liz. I am in awe of anyone who makes their own jeans :)

Sally said...

Fantastic Liz! Good thinking with the steel wool. You're a super star :)

Joy said...

Both jeans and top look fabulous! Now that you've got your first pair of jeans done with, think how much easier it'll be next time!
And nice idea on the steel wool - how did you do it?

Karen said...

Wow - they're fantastic - both of them, so professional looking.
I adore the top!

cherri said...

Those look great - your jeans look awesome and the top is very nice.. Well done!

Zoobeedoobee said...

Well done!

Jenna said...

Great idea, taking steel wool to them! Your top is super cute, too. Well done!!

Heather said...

Hey there! I don't know if you've seen it or not, but I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. It's optional, of course, so no pressure! It'd be fun to learn more about you, though, and it's fun to do. :)

P.S. I am jealous of your jeans.

The Clip Cafe said...

i love that embroidery!!