Tuesday, November 20, 2012

J Stern Designs Jeans DONE! The big Reveal!

J Stern Design jeans DONE!
The hem.(step 10)
J Stern Design jeans DONE!
The shank button and buttonhole. (step 9)

25 years after I learned to sew....I made my first pair of jeans (my first pair of pants ever with a fly front!) I finished steps 9 and 10 at 10:15am this morning and wore them all day!  They did not fall apart!!

I'm crashing from the adrenline rush of sewing for 21 hours in 4 days, so here are all of the glorious, unedited pix, messy sewing room included.

Enjoy!!!

Without the belt:
 J Stern Design jeans DONE!
J Stern Design jeans DONE!
J Stern Design jeans DONE!
Bathroom pix without the belt:
J Stern Design jeans DONE!
J Stern Design jeans DONE!
J Stern Design jeans DONE!

With the belt:
J Stern Design jeans DONE!
J Stern Design jeans DONE!
Out in public:
J Stern Design jeans DONE!
J Stern Design jeans DONE!
With my new candy apple red shoes:
J Stern Design jeans DONE!
And some pix from yesterday's post (just so the main stuff is all in one post):
The back:
 J Stern Jeans day 3 in progress
And the inside with my green and white floral pockets (before the button and buttonhole were done):
J Stern Jeans day 3 in progress

More pix are in this album.

Thank you for all the encouragement y'all left for me in the comments.  I love reading your sweet comments!

Thank you to Christine who gifted me the jeans fabric.

And a HUGE thank you to Jennifer Stern for teaching her jeans class on PatternReview.com, and for teaching the Professional Jeans Construction class at the ASE. I think I asked for the most help out of my fellow classmates  on Pattern Review and Jen was SO gracious with her time and sewing knowledge.

I want to refine the fit a bit more (they are a little loose without a belt and I'd like to refine the front crotch some more) and make some cords and velveteen pants from this pattern.  I'd also like to try the Jalie pattern for stretch jeans and the Sewaholic trouser pattern (Sewaholic makes patterns for pear shaped women like me!)   And I'd like to finally make the pants pattern that was adjusted for me in Austin last year, but never made because I was afraid of the fly front.  So yes, L, I am hooked on pants!   But there is a McCall's dress calling my name....

What a great sewcation!   Be well!

28 comments:

  1. The results of your brave sewing marathon are wonderful. Nice fit and I think you did a wonderful job.

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  2. Congratulations, you did an awesome job. Jeans sewing IS addicting. (-: Your top stitching is perfect! and I love your back pocket design!

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  3. Woo hoo!! Congratulations!! Jeans are such a bug sewing milestone. They look amazing. The fit is great and the fly and topstitching are completely fabulous. Fine work!

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  4. Wow, wow, WOW!!! THey look fantastic. Well done!!!

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  5. It has been a lot of fun to follow this denim journey. I love your pocket design. Please share your corduroy adventures.
    I have been following you for over a year now and was excited to meet you at the ASE. Maybe you remember talking to me near the door while you waited for a friend. I hope to take a jean class next year. Your first attempt is really impressive!

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  6. You must be so proud of your efforts - they look very professional and you've achieved a good fit with nice features that will make you so happy when you put them on!

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  7. Wow! great job!

    Rose in SV/LO

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  8. They look fantastic! All our first efforts should look this good!

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  9. They are so great.. you must be so pleased after so much effort. The topstitching is amazing.

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  10. Wow! All the hard work paid off. The jeans look awesome, Kyle!!

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  11. Congratulations! Your new jeans look fantastic!

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  12. You should be very proud of yourself!

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  13. Very well done! Your jeans look great and fit you well. Congratulations!!

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  14. Wow! Great Job! I know you feel good about them because you actually wore them - OUT.IN.PUBLIC!

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  15. These turned out great. I really need to get my photographed. I'm just behind with tutorials and my upcoming blog redesign.

    I love your pocket design...

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  16. Wow. I am so impressed by the great results of all your hard labor! Before you do a whole heck of a lot of alterations and/or tweaking the fit, remember that most denim continues to shrink with washing and drying, and only stretches out a little bit with wearing. A good launder may take care of your perceived fit issues, without the need of a seam ripper. Happy T-day.

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  17. Those are so professional and you got a great fit, especially on the backside. Congratulations!

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  18. Oh wow, your finished jeans are amazing. Your topstitching is absolutely perfect which I think gives it a real RTW look.

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  19. I am so proud of you! You made fantastic jeans. Now, you can have any color, any fabric jeans. What an accomplishment!

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  20. NICE fit!!!! You look great! and I'm loving your embroidered branding on the inside waistband, I wanna try that :o)

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  21. Look at you in your perfect fitting jeans! Wonderful job!

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  22. What a great job, Kyle! They fit so well and all the details look perfect. I love your signature on the waistband. Way to go, lady!

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  23. Excellent fit! These look so great and I love all the little touches. Your decorative pocket stitching is perfect!!!

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  24. What a great pair of jeans! And what a wonderful journey...can't wait to see your corduroy version of the pattern.

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  25. Oh my gosh!!!!! Those are amazing! I am so in awe!

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  26. Wow! You go, girl! They look great. Love your "signature" on the inside waistband in that heavy jeans thread.

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  27. Oh my goodness, How could I have missed your big reveal?! Your jeans look totally awesome! So professional with lots of fantastic details. You have inspired me. I really want to make jeans, and have all the doodads, but keep putting it off. I need to come back to this post often!

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