For about six months now I have had this idea I couldn’t shake that I just HAD to have some gray jeans. I don’t even think I saw them somewhere first either which is what usually happens I get fascinated with something. I also had been wanting to continue to tweak my self drafted jean pattern I made last year and continue change a little every time I make them.
This brings me to my next thought, trends. Are they good or bad? I think a little of both. My sister told me once a stylist said you should pick one trend per season and I think that is a great idea. So last year I lost 10 pounds and I thought “great I can wear skinny jeans now”, guess what … I really can’t wear skinny jeans no matter how skinny I am. My thigh to calf ratio just doesn’t work with it (disclaimer- I actually will wear skinny jeans but only with boots, NOT with flats or heels). My husband even agreed with me, when I tried them on for him he said “you could wear them, they look fine, but why would you” meaning that other types of pants look significantly better. However I am begining to feel a little bit dated in some of my old boot cut jeans. So to make a long story even longer I decided to make some “not quite skinny jeans” and see how they look. So they are tight through the thighs, not tight at the knees, skim my calves then fall straight to my ankles.
I think they turned out pretty good, I lowered the rise about an inch from my last attempt, and I like that in the front, but I feel like it is too low in the back. Can you have a higher rise in the back then the front?
So I am really digging my gray jeans. They are neutral but still different and they fit great and are really comfortable.