Pattern Drafted Jeans, Again

I posted a picture of these guys on Instagram last week, back when I thought that they were nearly finished.

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I was so young back then.  So naive.

I whipped through most of the prepping and sewing for these jeans in a very short period of time.  And then I got to the waistband.

Mind you, I didn’t have any problems when I first attached the waistband.  In theory, they were perfect.  It was only after I tried them on that I discovered that something had gone wrong.

First of all, when I thought that I’d lowered the front waistline, like you see in jeans, I discovered that I had not, in fact, done any such thing.   So I lowered the waistline by about an inch in the front (I meant to lower it more, but forgot).

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Then I noticed that there was way too much curve going on with the top of the waistband.  So I added some scraps to straighten out the top of the waistband (because I’d already run out of fabric, and therefore was unable to simply remake the waistband).

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That arrow on the left was only added to showcase my shitty stitchwork, which is what happens when I have to resew the same thing dozens of times.

And that’s when the warping started.  Crap.

In total, I removed and reattached the waistband four times, not including the times that I removed and reattached specific portions of the waistband.

And now, I have to fix the button.  Because the placement is off.  Because of the waistband alterations.  Because I tried to be all fancy and use those buttons that are meant for jeans, that get hammered into the fabric, and can’t really be replaced without tearing a hole through all your hard work.

Whatever, these jeans are for me, so I don’t care how much Frankenstein work gets done on them.  They fit, they look pretty much like how I wanted them to look, and all the mistakes I made on them were fixable.

So, yay?  I guess?

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