Saturday, April 28, 2012

Well, I'm wearing them.

I cannot emphasize enough that my jeans are not a technical marvel, nor are they a seamstress' perfection, but I am wearing them today. And I'm happy to say that this vision that I have had in my mind ever since I saw the Cabi Bootlet Jeans last fall, has sort of become a reality this morning!



I adore them. I think they are just the cutest little jeans ever. So, since I  miscut this pair of  test jeans, the shorter length ended up being a perfect fix.


I dare not show you the top of the jeans, with the misplaced button, horrid fly front and pocket placement that only accentuates my flat butt.  But trust me when I tell you the fit is fine, other than just another minor adjustment to the waist to crotch depth , which, duh, I didn't even think about until I saw the 
Silhouette Patterns Webcasts about fitting jeans. (thanks to Debbie, a reader, who turned me on to this online treasure)

So, I dare say, I'm going to do it again. Now that I've worked out most of the issues and understand the construction, I can say with certainty that the time was worth it this week. I will make a pair of jeans that will fit this narrow-hipped, thick-waisted, short and flat-butted body of mine!

And I will wear this little cropped jeans today because even if they are not the prettiest things under that long top, they fit well and are comfortable and will be perfect for getting a pedicure with my two favorite girls on the face of the earth....my daughters! 


16 comments:

  1. These are adorable! You look amazing in them and I'm fully inspired. I've been altering my jeans pattern today and have washed the denim 4 times. I hope mine turn out looking half as good..with or without a hinky waistband!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lynne, those jeans are adorable and you look fantastic. Have fun today with your daughters!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Way to stick with it, Lynne! I think they are adorable on you and a little sassy too.

    ReplyDelete
  4. They look terrific! I have a similar body shape and tend to shy away from sewing jeans/trousers completely because of all the associated fitting issues - but you are definitely showing me that it is worth persevering!

    ReplyDelete
  5. You look great in those jeans. Very inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yes your jeans look fantastic and if they are comfortable then even better!!! Congratulations on achieving a great fit and now you can make as many pairs of great jeans as you like. I hope you enjoy your time with your daughters. I too love daughter time.

    ReplyDelete
  7. If there's shortcomings in these pants, it is clearly not obvious from the picture. You look amazing--I love your styling with the wedges too. Pants are definitely a process, but man, once you get the fit, it's like magic making.

    ReplyDelete
  8. You look wonderful! And now that you know where all the pitfalls are, you can make an even better pair next time! There is going to be a next time, am I right? Very cute!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Seriously cute! That is a really good length for you. Your first jeans and they are actually wearable! That is awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Look at your legs!! LOVE the shoes took

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am so impressed with the way they look on you...and I'm happy to hear that the webcast helped you. I love to watch them...If you get the chance, look at the blouse in an hour webcast as well. I've saved so much time and money on blouses by watching it...Glad I could help!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Awesome job- they look adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  13. the period when many women are building a successful career. [url=http://www.vipnorthfacejacket.com/]www.vipnorthfacejacket.com[/url] identity and kind of the design while using elegance of cheap consist [url=http://www.vipnorthfacejacket.com/]Cheap north face for sale[/url] make holiday, north face jackets can easily best your own heat in nearly http://www.northfaceoutletsm.com/#q730

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wind Jackets reflect the rather handsome and manly. jackets outlet [url=http://www.vipnorthfacejacket.com/]north face denali clearance[/url] popular north of manchester face jackets can star flavor. New lifestyles, [url=http://www.northfaceclearancecheap.com/womens-north-face-cheapest-1.html]cheap womens north face[/url] to stay clear of very affordable components or probably outfits which may possibly http://www.cheapoutdoorjackets.com/#u375

    ReplyDelete
  15. who represent these emotions include Stephen King- Nora Roberts- and John Grisham. [url=http://www.vipnorthfacejacket.com/]north face denali clearance[/url] of money by not having to buy a new ski "wardrobe" every season. [url=http://www.vipnorthfacejacket.com/womens-north-face-apex-bionic-jackets-c-1_9_11.html]cheap north face[/url] though it couldn't fit to wear the buttons, an advanced women here are a few good setup http://www.cheaptnf.com/#m478

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear from you! Let's talk!