Monday, January 14, 2013

Vogue 8330 skinny jeans

On Saturday, my sweet hubby took the kids for the day so that I could sew. I have a ton of stuff I need to sew for the family, but a free sewing day means selfish sewing to me!
This pattern is my fourth version of Vogue 8330. I think it's time to put this one away, even though I do love it. My sewing ADHD demands a new pattern...
But these jeans are not about the pattern. These are all about this fan-freakin-tabulous fabric.
I know, right?!? This is a printed stretch denim from Mood. As of this post, they still have some. You can get it here. You know you want it...
Since I usually sew my jeans piecemeal - an hour here, 30 minutes there - I actually have no idea how long it takes me to crank out a pair. These were made in one sitting, start to finish and took 6 hours. Now, the topstitching is minimal, and in a matching color, so I didn't have to change thread or switch machines, and the pattern was already fit, so it was just cut and go. More complex jeans or a new pattern would require more time.
I'm wearing my new jeans with my Vogue 8747 blouse and vintage Vogue 2657 vest. Styling these jeans is a little bit challenging, as they are pretty striking by themselves. I think the great white shirt and basic vest work well, but I can also see them paired with a floaty chiffon blouse in a jewel tone or a chambray shirt.

25 comments:

  1. I love these pants!! That fabric is beyond fabulous- as is a person who owns those Maryjanes!!!

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  2. LOVE THIS SO MUCH! I'm planning on making the infamous Jalie Jeans into my TNT soon. I have several fabrics picked out, too.

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  3. They are crazy but amazing! Such a brilliant fabric and you styled them so well! x

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  4. Your jeans are incredible. Beautiful fabric and beautifully constructed.

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  5. Awesome pants. Perfect use of that fabric, and I love the blouse/vest with them.

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  6. haha - loving you out in the snow in those shoes! the jeans look great. i really must conquer my trouser sewing terror!

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  7. Fantastic skinny jeans! That fabric is absolutely wonderful.

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  8. Cute. I bought some of the fabric for my granddaughter.

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  9. You are rockin' our fabric and those jeans! Well done.

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  10. Love these jeans!!!! How is the vogue pattern for sewing instructions. I haven't made a fly front yet, and have been hankering to make pants lately. Are they good for a beginner?

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    1. Such a great question! In honesty, I didn't really look at them other than the first time, which was over a year ago. I have my own jeans sewing routine, so I pretty much ignore what the pattern says anyway. I HIGHLY recommend the Jalie jeans pattern for jeans newbies. The directions are easy to understand, well illustrated and solid. Every time I do a fly zip, I pull out my Jalie pattern to use those directions. They are fabulous, and result in a totally RTW look. You can actually download just the pattern instructions from the Jalie website, so if you are doing a fly from another pattern, that's what I would do.

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  11. Love these jeans, and I think you picked the perfect pieces to pair them with!

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  12. Those jeans look fabulous. The fabric is a great choice.

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  13. absolutely stunning. these are great pants and I so much love your fabric

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  14. those are super cool, and i really like how you styled them--and stood in the snow for them!!!

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  15. Girl!!!! Those are fantastic! You live on the edge, walking around in the snow in those shoes! That whole outfit is Wowsers!

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  16. Those are an amazing pair of pants!!

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  17. Wow, I don't know if I agree with you. The fabric rocks, but the fit... damn! You look great!

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  18. Great jeans - nice they are so different from what you see in shops- makes a great snow outfit :)

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  19. Cute jeans from great fabric. How nice of Mitch to give you some selfish sewing time. And I see that your yard looks like mine. Oh, well, that's winter.

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  20. Great looking jeans and the fabric is definetly fabulous!

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  21. love the jeans...great fabric and fit
    Danielle

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