Jeans? Trousers?

Grey and lavender jeans have been cropping up in my neighborhood lately, so I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon. Since I can’t stand stretch fabrics, the only option for me is to make them myself. I used bwof 6/07, #104 for the pattern, same as these trousers. I put back pockets on for a more jeans-like effect. People around here are wearing their pockets low, so I set mine low, as well. I lowered the waist a bit by cutting 1/2″ off the top of the waistband/yoke piece.

There’s not that much to say about these, really. Here are some more photos:

I’ve noticed that I have some new commenters lately. Welcome! I’m pleased to have you here. To my new and old readers, please bear with me for the next month or 2. I’m moving house and may not be able to accomplish as much sewing as I would like. Or perhaps I’ll have so much nervous energy to burn that I will end up sewing everything in sight.

Chrisse left a comment asking me how I find time to sew with my kids around. My kids are 3 and 5 years old. Here in England, kids start full day school at age 4, so my older daughter has been in school a whole year now. My younger daughter goes to school half days. During that half day, I do some sewing, but I also try to take care of things like the grocery shopping, which is much harder when she’s around. I do most of my sewing when they are home, in 5 to 10 minute increments. I’ve been making all of my clothes since I was a child, so garment construction takes little or no concentration. I can put something down at any point in the process, then pick it up an hour or a day later and start working on it again without having to ask myself, “Where was I?” I do have a sewing room, and everyone in the house knows they are NOT TO TOUCH anything in it, so whatever I put down is always in the same state when I pick it back up.

When my kids were around 2.5, they started being able to hang out in my sewing room while I’m sewing. They know what they are allowed to touch and play with (zippers, spools of thread) and what they are not (pins, scissors). When they were babies, I had very little time to sew, and I was so tired all the time that when I could sew, my concentration was always off.


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