Thursday, January 13, 2011
The white jean - Burda 7738
This gives you a better idea of the leg shape:
I love these white jeans but they have one fault. Christmas has been and gone and left its 'adieu' on my waistline. They are fine for everyday use but boderline comfortable after a meal and sitting down. Considering I made these to wear to a wedding, where there will be a lot of sitting, and some rather immoderate eating, I am going to have to make these again a size larger at the waist.
Still I had fun and that's all I ask when sewing. Do you like my back pockets? I thought I was very clever until I did some online shopping and found every designer in the country is flogging these motifs. (NZers will instantly recognise them as being Kowhai and a fantail, ...um, you did, didn't you? Mothers the world over will recognise the nutella stain next the pocket, sigh, already yes only a day into wearing)
I love the idea of the Stitcher's Guild wardrobe competition which requires every item to have a technique to master. I thought I'd try the RTW technique of neatening the edge and stitching in the ditch on the outside to catch the inside facing. I am hooked. It is THE way to sew fly fronted waistbands.
So I went back to buy some more white jean fabric this time some with 2% elastane. The shop I bought it from was advertising it as $19.90 a metre down from $49.90. Yeah right, like someone would pay $50 a metre for denim! I felt like saying to the woman, "who do you think it going to fall for this outrageous piece of false advertising," but probably they think anyone wanting to sew white denim had a few brain cells missing anyway. Besides, best not bite the hand that sells you fabric.
Righty ho - back to the sewing machine. Choppity chop, just a week now to sew another pair of jeans and make the sleeveless navy tank.
PS my Queensland sewing buddies - I am shocked and appalled by what is happening in your state. My thoughts are with you.