To write that I could use some trousers is the understatement of the year. Let's say it wasn't a coincidence that this, this, this, this and this shirt where all modelled with the same jeans. Itch to stitch's call for stretch jeans to the rescue. The last years I haven't bought many trousers (hence the gaping hole in my closet where my trousers should be) and I therefore kind a managed to circumvent the whole skinny jeans phase. When I was a teenager bootcut was the style and for me it stuck, so thank god they are back! This pattern has three leg shapes though, so which ever style you are stuck in, it is there!
Like last time, I will show you my second pair first. These purple ones with white
top stitching are amazing. The fit was perfect from the start. I do not
often wear high heals during the day and at home I always walk on my
socks. I therefore kept the length such that they do not scrape the
floor when I am a not wearing shoes. The length of the pattern is longer
The back pockets are a great position for your own top
stitching design. In the test group I have seen several beautiful
versions. When I was sewing this purple pair I was in a hurry, so I
chose for a simple single line basic top stitching. I think it is still
very elegant like this. I cut and sewed the trousers on one Saturday
(starting in the morning).
My second pair of jeans is orange
with golden top stitching. Gold really has become my favorite color
(for small details). I used a twin needle (for jeans) to do the top
stitching, that was a challenge in the corners, but I am very satisfied
with the look. I still have to add snaps to the pocket flaps, but I
haven't decided on the color yet. Check out the shape of the flap
though, isn't it cool?
I unfortunately forgot a step in
the zipper instruction for this orange pair, and therefore kind a
screwed up the end result. If I wear them with a belt the problem isn't
that obvious and when I wear it with a longer sweater it is non-existing
(what you can not see isn't there right?) Me skipping the step, was me
not paying attention, it wasn't the introductions. The purple version's
zipper is perfect.
The choice of two bold colored jeans
might not be the most logical one for others. They do not universally
match with every sweater type, but I love them a lot. A blue one I can
buy relatively easy anyway, but I might make myself a third pair though!
Jump over to Itch to Stitch to
check out the pattern now! There is a release sale of 20% and an extra
15% bundle discount if you buy atleast two patterns.
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