My go-to jeans (mens Levis) are worn out, and rather than buy another pair, I figured I would make some. I am planning on participating in Self-Stitched-September, and would like the option of wearing jeans.
The fabric is selvedge denim, bought from ebay. It is made in USA, which is kind of cool. With selvedge denim, a lot of manufacturers cut the side seam along the selvedge so when you roll the jeans up, you see the selvedge on the cuff and you can show off that you are not just wearing normal denim. I thought long and hard about this, and decided that I would rather have my grain lines running along the center of each piece, and I don’t really care if strangers know that I am wearing fancy denim.
The pattern I used came from April Burdastyle. It is fine. Like I said, jeans really don’t thrill me.