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Pattern Roundup: Sew Yourself the Perfect Pair of Jeans

Take a look at these stylish jean patterns

Oct 30, 2017
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  1. user-1146868 March 18th

    I am 71 and have been sewing from patterns since I was 8 years old. I too became very frustrated with the jeans on the market. I could wear the skinny jeans, but at 71 don't want to. I got so disgusted with what was out there I went back to school in my 50s and took some pattern drafting classes. I also took two on-line classes about making jeans. The first 7 pairs were not what I wanted but I kept at it. I now have a pair of jeans that fit my body the way I like them to fit. I can make changes and adjustments; for example, contoured waistline, higher waistline, bell bottoms (not into them any more) or boot cut. What I an saying is this, if you don't like what is out there, change it. Don't depend on someone else to do it for you. It does take effort and time and you will get discouraged at times when things don't turn out the way you thought they should. Stick with it. Things worth having don't come that easy. I have been a subscriber to Threads Magazine since day one. I still have the very first issue. I have gotten so much help and inspiration from this magazine over the years. This last issue was great because there was an article regarding jeans--inserting the zipper. Great article and one I will refer to on my next jeans project. All I can say is this. If there is something you don't like, then change it if you can. I don't have to depend on ready made patterns or ready made jeans any more. Wish I would have realized this fact years ago. Thanks Threads for all of your help and inspiration.

  2. doreet November 25th

    These jeans may be ok for younger and slimmer folks,but I am really interested in the current "very wide denim jeans" and "relaxed jeans."Many of us just do not have the figure for tight jeans anymore.--I tried to look for commercial, mass-made versions of very wide,.drapey jeans, and NO ONE MAKES THEM. --another good reason to reject "fast-mass-fashion" because they do not make what you want..I was stuck with only jeans in the manner mass-manufacture makes them--very conformist and boring!!!

  3. doreet November 15th

    I am protesting, my placard sign says,"WE WANT WIDE PANTS!!!WE WANT DRAPEY-PANTS!!"---no skin tight jeans!!! We seniors couldn't do that well anyhow.--or don't want to.

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