Every year around this time I have an uncontrollable need to make a pair of jeans. This year was no different.
So I whipped out my old faithful Jalie 2908 and went to work. This is my 8th pair of jeans from this pattern, and I think I've got the fit nearly perfect.
The one thing that was bugging me in my last couple of pairs was the under butt area. I always had some extra fabric there. For this pair, I took out a small (about 1/2 inch) wedge just in the rear inseam. And I think we have a winner!!
The fit is good in front as well. The wrinkles you see are from sitting in the car. They feel awesome. Custom jeans, y'all. It's worth the trouble.
But wait! It's Jungle January!! Where is the leopard?? The Cheetah?? Maybe even some fur?? Fear not, animal lovers! I have not left the jungle!
Zebra print waistband and pocketing! I had some zebra flannel left over from some PJ pants I made, so it was the natural thing here. I love sneaky printed insides on my jeans. Even better when they're jungle friendly! And the flannel is nice and soft against my skin - extra bonus.
I know some find them intimidating, but really, jeans are just so darn satisfying to sew! Don't get me wrong, I love a quick knit top as much as anyone (the one I'm wearing here is Burda 7625) but sewing up a pair of jeans is the best.