Posted by Mary Beth at The Stitchery on June 20, 2008
I laid the pattern for the legs of the jeans on the grain line and used a ruler to cut straight down the grain to the hemline starting at about 3″ below the crotch line. I made the front and back pant legs equally wide with a total hemline of 20″. That is enough width for my silhouette. Anything more and I look shorter and wider, not a good look. It borders on looking like a mushroom.
I’m using the same water resistent fabric used on Dear HusPartner’s Canoe Trip Happy Pants. This is a soft and silky microfiber I just love to feel as I work with it. However I made a bad decision to do welted slash pockets at the front hips: they gap horribly when I walk. Not much utility in these pockets: everything in them would immediately fall out upon sitting down so I had to improvise. Next time I’ll know better than to let the slash be 6″ long.
There’s not much time to do this post and I’m not 100% pleased with how these turned out so I’ll just shut up and show you the pictures:
Front without belt
Back without Belt
Belted Front: Notice the single welt pocket on each side front
Here you can see the gapping happenig on the pocket and the reason for the addition of the buttoned tab. The back pockets are just pocket flaps. I don’t use back pockets.
Another shot of the tabbed pockets. I am really ready to move on to something else and just slapped a snap into the front waistband. The buttons and the snaps may get replaced sometime in the future
The 1.5″ deep cuffs and the reason for 2 extra days spent on these pants…it’s a boring story
On a happier note here’s the Guatemalan top with them
The Guatemalan fabric goes so well with dark washed jeans.
I just love fabrics (pur-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r)