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?
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??
Here's the front:
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.)
So then it looked like this:
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:
And here's what it looks like on me:
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.
So I will finish these off next weekend.