I LOVE these jeans, and don’t understand why it took me sooooooo long to sew them up. I bought the fabric about three years ago.
I was going to sew them up before I went to Aussie at the end of 2012, but my first attempt at jeans was less than perfect, and I didn’t want to muck up this fabric, so it languished in my stash.
When I chose a sewlution for 2013 I had this fabric in mind. I had to get jeans nailed so I could do justice to the fabric.
When I set myself 52 projects for 2013, this was Project number 50
When I finally got Gimp sussed and started visualising fabrics and patterns, this fabric was visualised as jeans, and I was reminded how great they looked.
When February Smarty Pants came up on the Monthly Stitch I used a cheap, dyed fabric to make ordinary jeans, and still didn’t sew this fabric up.
Finally, browsing the pants on here I came across Juliet’s amazing patterned jeans, and was again reminded of my fantasy jeans in this flowered print. I said as much in the comments, and Juliet identified fabric choice as the biggest stumbling block. So what was my excuse? I have the perfect fabric! I’ve had the perfect fabric for years. (Looking back at my Gimp post, I notice that Juliet actually commented on the jeans-fabric combination, so maybe she knew I was procrastinating?)
Yesterday I got up determined to finally make this fantasy a reality.
I am soooo glad I did. I love them, I want to marry them and have their children! They feel so FUN, and the perfect jeans for when ordinary jeans seem so… well… ordinary.
I am so happy that I finally took the plunge and made them up.
This morning I realised that they needed something a little special to go with for their first outing so I pulled some left over silk out of the stash and made up another sorbetto. I had to be a little creative and add a centre back seam as I had a very limited amount of the fabric, but it’s silk, and I really enjoy wearing silk next to my skin.