Today I’m sharing my first pair of jeans. The pattern I used was the Style Arc Sandra Narrow Leg Jean.
I actually made these jeans quite a while ago (back in 2013, to be exact), but I never got around to blogging about them. Since I want to try making jeans again soon (in a slightly less crazy print), I thought now would be a good time to share these pants.
So, here are my crazy jeans:
I found this fabric at Joann Fabrics a while back and immediately envisioned them as a pair of jeans (the lady at the cutting counter thought I was nuts). I already had this pattern in my stash, so I thought I’d give it a try.
The fit straight from the pattern was okay – I had to take the waist in a little and adjust the crotch curve a little. Other than that, the fit was decent. I still feel like the bottom area is a bit baggy and the fit overall is a little loose, but I think that has more to do with fabric choice (I used a stretch denim where the pattern called for non-stretch denim) than the pattern itself. I might try this pattern again in a non-stretch denim and see how it goes. I like the style of these jeans, so I’d like to have a pair I would wear often (hate to say it, but these are not going to be my every day jeans!).
I do think they look kind of cute rolled up with flats, though.
The instructions (as with any Style Arc pattern) were minimal. Since this was my first pair of jeans, I had to look up some tutorials on how to put together jeans (especially the pockets, which I found very confusing), but it really wasn’t that hard, after I did a little research. All of the inside seams are serged. Overall, I think the end product turned out really well (fit issues aside). I just bought the Sewing Designer Jeans class from Craftsy, so I’m looking forward to watching that and learning some new techniques.