I decided when I made my gray jeans the other week that I may as well make one more pair while all the alterations and fitting issues were fresh in my head. Since I liked the slim fit in the calves of the gray pair I decided to use the same effect in a pair of dark wash denim. The results…. they are okay, they fit really well, but I don’t seem to like them as much as my gray pair. I think the difference is that I used stretch denim for these and I don’t like the fit as much. Now don’t get me wrong, stretch denim definitely has a place in this world. If you are buying store bought jeans stretch denim makes it work when the fit isn’t perfect, but if you are able to get a perfect fit then regular denim does a lot for improving the look of the jeans, kind of like a corset for your legs. Now I know the thought of a corset on your legs sounds terribly uncomfortable, but I can’t overstate how much more comfortable jeans are when they fit perfectly. So here they are.
I have no idea what I am doing with my face here, so go ahead and mock me because I probably deserve it and I can’t hear you.
So I am happy with these jeans and I know I will wear them tons. I am also ready to sew something fun with beautiful fabric. Making jeans is very satisfying but staring at denim while you sew is just not as fun as a lot of other fabrics out there. All in all I am super happy last year that I took on the project of making my own pattern and sewing my own pants. I have now made 5 pair of pants from that pattern, the fit and comfort are so much better than store bought and I am saving a bucket load of money on it also.