In fact, they are in the home stretch! All I have left is the waistband, button/rivets and hems. But I just had to give a couple of shout-outs to my topstitching inspiration. Did you see Elizabeth's fab jeans?? I had already cut these out as skinnies, but my next pair of flared jeans is so going to have the buttoned vents. Fabulous!! For these jeans, I copied her pink topstitching, but with a twist inspired by kbenco's bellbottoms.
Isn't that pretty thread?? It is Aurifil, which is marketed as a quilting and embroidery thread, but it is nice and thick and lustrous. I love how it looks as topstitching thread, and isn't the variegation pretty? Not being a quilter, I didn't even know it existed, but I got a sample pack in my Sewing Summit swag, and it included this lovely pink. So perfect. The only down side I have found so far is that it is quite linty. Janome is doing all the topstitching for these jeans and she is definitely going to need a cleaning after this. So will the table she sits on and the floor underneath. Linty. So, anyone else used this thread for topstitching? Do you like it? What is your favorite topstitching thread for jeans? Dish, y'all.
And PR members, you have until the 23rd to vote in the Jeans contest. There are some amazing jeans to choose from. You can probably guess who I voted for, eh?