Good morning, jeans lovers and others, and welcome once again to my bagel shop. I bring great news, piping hot coffee, and all the Sixties song hits from your youth -- or at least mine.
Our Jeans Sew-Along is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 2, 2011, which means we're just about six weeks away.
I'll be sewing Kwik Sew 3504, an in-print, multi-sized men's jeans pattern and I can't wait to get started on it (Did I mention I have about 8 yards of white denim in my stash?).
If you'd like to sew Kwik Sew 3504 with me, I have a great deal for you:
Purchase this pattern through the Minneapolis-based Etsy Store Sewtropolis and domestic shipping is FREE! (Shipping can be as high as $5.95 elsewhere.) You'll get the pattern for just $11.99
Here's the link http://www.etsy.com/listing/
Patty at Sewtropolis tells me they have plenty in stock right now but don't tarry, especially those who need to have the pattern sent overseas.
I've already received mine in the mail and it looks super. (Thanks, Patty, for helping to set this up!)
Just to reiterate: you can sew whichever men's or women's jeans pattern you wish, or draft your own. I'll be working from the Kwik Sew instructions and you can follow along.
I've just launched our Jeans Sew-Along Flickr site, which will function exactly like the Men's Shirt Sew-Along group -- a great place to post your photos, questions, helpful links, and other comments. If you're already a member of Flickr, you can join directly through the site, or simply send me an email request (peterlappinnyc at gmail dot com) and I'll send you a Flickr invite. (The group is open to anyone to view but only members can post photos and comments.)
In the coming weeks, I'll be posting a lot of info about denim, but if you have some online or brick-and-mortar sources you'd like to recommend here today, please do!
Six weeks may seem like a long time, but as you know, time flies! Order your pattern, join the Flickr group and spread the word.
In closing, friends, what's been your experience with sewing jeans? Love, hate, or something in between? What's a good price for denim these days? Stretch or non-stretch -- which do you prefer?