So when Pattern Review announced another jeans contest, I began my planning. Update my self-drafted "Jeanius!" King class pattern to v 6.6 "bottom up" jeans
Sky blue and gold upholstery fabric, in the Fortuny style!
|No, this isn't the actual fabric. But it's close.|
Alas, rules state: only denim twill.
Okay, new plan.
Yes, I designed a fabric for these jeans for this contest. It's not that hard, and you get a nifty discount on your own prints.
|Spoonflower cotton twill|
And here they are. Reversed fly and all.
Version 6.6: reversed yoke bottom up polka dot Mom jeans.
|Mom dancing (as seen on Kimmel)|
|Who doesn't love a PicMonkey collage? The coin pocket is my standard welt version, to match the waistband/pocket fabric.|
Yes, I love polka dots. I believe that navy polka dots have a strange power over others, and can bend them to my will.
Or at least my spouse. Works on him. Good enough.
And now, the nasty fitting details! If you don't enjoy staring at photos of wrinkles on butts, perhaps I can redirect you to my Pinterest page tab up top? The "Marvelous" board is all cartoons!
The digital camera is the gift that keeps on giving me the opportunity to stare at my butt. Which frankly I don't care to do, so I pretend it's someone else's fitting problem, and then it's all scientific-y and a trouble shooting opportunity.
Wrinkles form where there's too much fabric in one direction AND not enough in the other. The "too much" is parallel to the wrinkle, the "not enough" is at the ends.
The red lines are the deepest wrinkles, and they are indicating two solutions. One, I can take in the crotch curve in the center of that circle the red lines describe. Or, I can let out the seams in the inner leg.
There's nothing left to let out in the inner leg, so we're taking in the crotch curve.
Like so. I did this about a billion times today. Yes, it's cleaned up and refinished.
There are still wrinkles. And any wearing ease I had is gone. But the crotch curve is better, so I will take these, correct the pattern from them, ADD about 1/8" to the outside seams, and it should be good.
And ready for the Fortuny!
|not the actual material, but wouldn't that be sweet?|
The trick is to get them close but not tight. That way they don't bind or ride up, I can sit in them without rearranging me or them.
And now I never want to look at my butt again. Oh my gawwwwwd...