Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Casual Outfit for Fall

Named Jamie Jeans
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Get Moving Hoodie by Ottobre, 5/2015-15


I felt like sewing jeans again.  I go in waves of simple sewing to something that requires more skill and effort.  I decided on skinny jeans.  I considered taking other jean patterns that I've made before and altering them to a skinnier leg until I remembered the Jamie Jean.  I made them once before here.  Needless to say, those jeans fit a thinner me and have since been donated.  This time I made them in a size 38.  I could have gotten away with a size 36, but I wanted skinny jeans and not skin tight jeans!  

Alterations:  Shortened 1 inch above the knee
Took out a 5/8" dart on the back pant leg piece about the middle waist area
Adjusted back yoke
Removed 5/8 inch at the hemline
Shortened crotch at zipper area 1/2 inch


I really like how the front pant leg is seamed, something that sets it apart from other jean patterns.  The pocket opening panel piece is made using the reverse of the fabric.  I used a very light weight cotton for the pocket bags.  Looks like I need to still remove some length on the pattern since my pant leg is bunching up.


As per the pattern instructions, I did interface the outer waistband.  I used knit interfacing.


The back pocket is made by seaming an upper and lower pocket pattern piece, another cute detail.


This Ottobre hoodie, made once before here, is becoming a staple garment item for me.  I plan on making another out of some holiday FT that I ordered online from SSE.  So Sew English really has some nice FT.  This hoodie was made with one of their bundle deals.  I wasn't too sure if I would like the peach, but I couldn't resist the gray floral with gray stripes!

This time I brought my pockets up 2 inches higher.  They are definitely better placed now and no longer trying to hang down below my hemline.  To do this, I placed a ruler on the placement line on the pattern and just extended it up 2 inches.  I also made my drawstring from the striped FT.  I like it because it is the same light weight of the shirt, unlike cording which feels heavier.


Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley




4 comments:

  1. Very lovely style! I love the jeans and first version (you used to have short hair!) too. I have this jeans pattern but I've never made it yet... They really go well with hoodie. It's a perfect outfit for fall:D

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    1. Thanks Eli! Yes, my hair was short for a while. I get torn between cutting again or keeping long because I like both.

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  2. I love your outfit, it pretty much sums up what I want to be living in - jeans and a jumper!

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    1. Thanks! I love fancy clothes but I try and be realistic about how I spend my time sewing. I live in jeans and easy tops, so that is what I should be making!

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