Well, I have finished the shirt.
Now the jeans.
A vintage KwikSew 2123.
I made these a few years back, for Hugo.
I lowered the waist and added the groovy back pockets.
Check out the blog post above if you would like the details.
As he is still wearing them I didn't measure him up and just sewed the same size...
Um, yes, whoops. They were a bit 'toight'.
Thank you 5/8ths seam allowances. I just managed to salvage them.
The denim is a gorgeous denim/wool mix, available from Spotlight, it retails for around $17/m but frequently goes on sale.
To make them just a touch dressier I topstitched with blue topstitching thread I purchased here.
I used normal Rasant thread in the bobbin and a size 14 needle. The sewing was heavy going, a bit 'chuggy' but the results are were worth it.
The denim is quite thick so I utilised my clover clips, perfect for sewing the waist band.
|worn with a Liesl+Co Metro tee|
They do look good, I promise!
I do have several pairs of these jeans but like my Liberty shirt they have become a wee bit faded and thread bare in places. So it was fantastic when my turn came around again to have some jeans made.
I was quietly very excited.
When I slipped into my jeans for the first time it appeared I had grown somewhat from last time and to quote Gold Member from Austin Powers I was "... very toight, toight like a toiger" After the seam allowances was adjusted the jeans fitted a lot better and after severals hours of wearing them I had ridden the jeans in so to speak. They are now a lovely pair of jeans which flatter me well and I am very fortunate to have.
I may have laughed far too hard reading that...
Next up, his blazer