What I’d do differently next time
The back could have had a smidge more hacked off at the waist. It looked right before I got the waistband on, but now I think its still showing signs of sway back wrinkling.
The side front piece above the pocket needs to be a bit deeper so that the pocket lining doesn’t peep out in movement.
I decided to make these high (natural) waisted. When I tried them on last night after a cream cake, bowl of ice cream and glass of red wine, this felt like a mistake. Maybe I should have gone for a shaped waistband set lower? This morning though, they felt fine. The jury’s out.
A basic jeans pattern with the fit sorted. I can probably rattle off another pair much quicker, with a working overlocker and not stopping for photos.
A pair of jeans for hardly more than 2 euros. Who says sewing doesn’t save you money?
A perfect buttonhole. Don’t ask me why. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t.