I can't believe it. It has been over a month since I sewed something. I made this pair of jeans before my last sewing post --Staycation Tees -- but it remained unblogged because the jeans actually fit and look great on me (really, I promise!) but for some reason, I haven't been able to get a good photo of me wearing them.
The fabric is a nice stretch denim. I just LOVE it. It feels great next to skin.
It's Butterick 5961. I just love it. If I knew that the jeans were going to fit this nicely, I would have put pockets on them! The sizing was a little tricky. I carefully measured myself and chose the size 10 on the pattern. In fact, my measurements were between size 10 and 12 shown on the pattern envelope, and I took a chance and cut size 10. However, it turned out to be way too big. I had to keep making them smaller, and smaller until I got it right.
I used my trusty "top stitch machine", Tammy, a 1936 Singer.
Every time I use this machine, I'm just so impressed with the beautiful straight stitch it makes, and I fall in love all over again!
Now, this blog is about to take a little side trip. Please look forward to my next post. Coming soon.