Now that I've finished my white jeans, it's time to work on a pair of blue jeans -- my first in years.
Parenthetically, am I the only one who still calls jeans dungarees?
This time around I'm using a lovely medium weight denim and combining two different colors of topstitching thread to keep things interesting, if not quite as groovy as the pants pictured in the ad up top.
I threaded my Kenmore 158.141 with the blue thread and my Singer 201 with the gold thread and I'm moving back and forth between machines. It's actually kind of fun and I like the result:
By the way, this is the first time I have ever attached my back patch pockets before completing my pants, and let me tell you, it is a whole lot easier. I already know where I want my pockets placed since I just finished my white pants last week. In fact, everything is easier this time since the process is fresh in my memory.
Also new for me: rivets. Would you believe I've never successfully installed a rivet in my life? I'm hoping to do so this time around. I have an assortment of rivets (and jeans buttons) to choose from, so I just have to figure out how best to install them.
Will there still be time to make one more pair of pants this month? We'll see. I received my copy of Simplicity 4971 (below) in the mail last week and have made a few basic alterations to the pants pattern, but I'll need to make a muslin of at least the two fronts and two backs to make sure they are a flattering fit.
And that's it! I wasn't able to make much progress on the jeans today since I had
other things going on, but I do hope the finish them soon, so stay tuned for updates.
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