Sunday, December 16, 2012

brown cords, hour 14

Just 3 steps to go (belt loops, button/buttonhole, and hem) and I'll be done with my first ever pair of corduroy jeans! Woot!

I hemmed and hawed over what design to use for the back pockets--here's what I came up with and really like it. It's the start of the curve from the jeans pocket, and then it veers off.   I used my jeans twin needle to stitch.  What does it look like to you?
J Stern Designs brown cords in progress
This time I embroidered my first name and the date on the interior waistband.  Next time I make brown cords, I'm going to do all the topstitching in gold jeans thread--wouldn't that be awesome??
J Stern Designs brown cords in progress
Here's the front:
J Stern Designs brown cords in progress
Here I'm showing how I used chalk to mark 3/8 so I would know where to stop stitching on the pockets. (I had already wonder taped the pockets down and edgestitched with my edgestitching foot.)




J Stern Designs brown cords in progress
So then it looked like this:
J Stern Designs brown cords in progress

And here's what it looked like going through the machine while I topstitched the waistband, this is to show how most of thejeans are shoved in that little space while the lower part of the waistband is edgestitched:
J Stern Designs brown cords in progress
And here's what it looks like on me:
J Stern Designs brown cords in progress
I don't think I will have to wear a belt with these! I sewed them up with a larger seam allowance at the top to get them to fit better.  And like I said last post, I sewed with 1/4" seam allowance in the thighs so I have an inch more room--MUCH better when sitting down.
J Stern Designs brown cords in progress
So I will finish these off next weekend.
Be well!

11 comments:

  1. Your cords look great.
    Did you know there was such a thing as "Ass Nirvana" to do with pocket placement.
    Just found out myself.

    http://www.denimology.com/2007/04/how_to_achieve_ass_nirvana.php

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  2. These look great - super fit and I love the colour. Neat little finish with your name inside...J

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  3. They fit so well. Good cord choice.

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  4. Jeans looking great Kyle. I love your hair.

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  5. The pocket design is super cool. Overall a fantastic looking pair of cords!

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  6. Your cords look great! The fit is perfect and I love the back pocket design.

    I nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award! http://yousewgirl.blogspot.com/2012/12/blog-award.html

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  7. Looking good. Using the double need on the back pockets makes the stitching pop. That would be a good technique on most pile fabrics, where the stitching normally sinks into the fabric.

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  8. Hi Kyle!!

    It has been a while, hasn't it? You have been doing some wonderful sewing!! I absolutely love the jeans you made, and I think this pair of corduroy will turn out just as lovely! Your hair has gotten so long too, and looks great straight.

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  9. I can't get over your top-stitching: perfection!

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  10. These look great! I really like your design and twin stitching on the back pockets. I'd like to make jeans this year as well but the back pocket design is such a head scratcher for me! Love yours though!

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