Saturday, November 17, 2012

On step 3 in the 7th hour.

J Stern Design jeans in progress
Thank you for all your encouragement with the jeans!

I have spent about 7 hours on the jeans today.
I'm haven't even completed step 3 of the 10 steps of the J Stern Designs jeans pattern, but I feel like I'm half way done.  Maybe I'm naive.

J Stern Design jeans in progress
Done:
  • front pockets
  • zipper
  • CF seam
  • back yoke
  • CB seam

J Stern Design jeans in progress

To do:
  • topstitch CB seam
  • back pockets
  • inseam & side seams
  • waistband
  • buttonhole
  • shank button
  • hem

J Stern Design jeans in progress

Impressions:
  • this is fun!
  • jeans topstitching thread is amazing.
  • switching back and forth between topstitching thread and regular thread isn't as annoying as I thought it would be.
  •  sometimes my machine sounds like it's groaning.
Since I have all this week off, and the class closes Monday, I intend to finish these tmw.   I hope so!!!

Be well!

9 comments:

  1. Your topstitching looks very impressive.
    If you can access a 2nd sewing machine, use it as the topstitching machine.
    I know, it's short notice. I should have mentioned this before:(

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  2. I find the zip is the worst bit so you're on the downhill slope now!

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  3. This are looking very good! Love the topstitching!

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  4. They are already amazing, so imagine how fabulous they will be when finished! The pockets and topstitching do take time, but just enjoy the journey.

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  5. I'm telling you, they're going to be fantabulous! Once you've made your first pair, you'll want to make several more and you'll never buy RTW again! If I wanted to (read: worked hard enough), I could crank out a pair today. Having two sewing machines really helps cut down on time. I use one for sewing the seams and the other for topstitching.

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  6. They are looking awesome. Great Job. Love reading your blog.

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  7. I'm inspired! They look soooooo good.

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  8. Your topstitching looks awesome, Kyle! Looking forward to seeing the finished pair.

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