It's been a while I sew, and yet I don't never ventured sewing jeans, nor a true fly of trousers…

It itched me furiously to get because we see lot of jean since the release of the boss "ginger" and more been bloom as "saffron"… I dream to be able to sew pants and jeans in my size, that puts my forms without boudiner me and be uncomfortable…

There is already the technique to acquire, then finding the good boss adapted to morphology, and adapt it to its measures (so of multiple canvases in perspective…).

For my first jeans I decided to hand me a mini size and a little fill the closet of my son with pants at his waist.

To change nothing, I took an ottobre model… the "good old basic" John Magazine 4/2015. I loved the different pockets, the gross appearance of John, contrasting topstitching…

I bought it 1 meter of toto sold jeans and other supplies to wire 2000 (son, DrawString, zipper).

What scared me most in the Assembly of the trousers is the pose of the famous fly… taking sewing classes in my city since October (it is more a 'free' course where each brings its projects) I took advice from the teacher of sewing to do not miss… the result is correct, but that's all going to need that I to go up several to integrate the technique…

What I loved is the many stitching with the DrawString… It gives character and it immediately dressed jeans! with a good hand and a little patience went alone. I didn't have a double needle "John" so I made the lines one by one…

There is a pocket on the side of the jeans that I couldn't sew… Once the legs are mounted, I have not found the technique for her topstitch… and in the magazine it is y no part indication "Sew the Pocket"… thanks for the info!

I had a problem to get the belt… I have not viewed that she did not fall edge to edge, but there's a more long to receive the button (I don't know if you know what I mean…), in short believing have badly copied the boss, I cut to realizing after the fact… I have slightly shifted the pressure button and carried this does not… but it is saved for the next!

I made a change at the level of the belt… for all their models they insert an elastic it surpique on it… I was afraid to be with pants too big or too small too fast, I much prefer adjustable elastics that allow to adjust better to the morphology of my son… He routinely loses all of his pants, then a tighter and more covering model to the size might solve the problem? good suspense, unfortunately it is like any other, after a while he will eventually go down and you see the ray of the plumber…

In short it is the first time I insérais such elastic… I sewed two buttonholes to pass but too close to the fly pieces of elastic ducktail also inside… This lack of finishes… I'll inspire me pants of the trade to get better next time… ottobre patterns are top but at the level of explanations that sometimes lack details…

The last concerns met is the laying of rivets, a first here too… I've already started by bought the bad wire 2000, the correct size but way too long… Once the good in my possession, the teacher of my sewing course also me the fabric with a suitable clamp and I asked them home with a hammer. The holes were too big or the fabric moved, anyway there is already pressure that got the trunk and the other you see fabric which Frays under… technique to improve…

I really like the result. Despite its small flaws I'm super proud of myself! ready to get in a second, and soon for me!

RECAP: 

boss: John "good old basic" Magazine 4/2015.
size: 116
fabric: inelastic raw denim in toto sold, back of hand in fabric falls
techniques to improve: pose of the zipper / belt/insert with an adjustable elastic mounting / installation of rivets.
again? one where another model… of course, the John is a timeless, right?