The Holy Grail - Part Seven
Getting Ready to Cut
I'm almost ready to cut out a real pair of jeans, so I've been working towards that goal today, along with generally cleaning up my sewing area and hanging around the house. I bought some twill today at Joann's - nothing too expensive, but nice enough to wear out and about. Since this pair will be white, I expect that I'll have to replace them sometime anyway just due things that happen to white jeans, so cheap fabric it is. The fabric right now is going through some wash and dry cycles just to make sure there is no unexpected shrinkage later.
As far as the pattern, I first marked the current seam lines on the latest muslin in green. Then I took the muslin apart, pressed the pieces and corrected the seam allowances. I can now use this as my pattern. I also had to trace the other pieces that I didn't use for the muslins: pockets, front pocket bags, and waistband pieces. I traced from Burda for those pieces. I liked the curved waistband and pocket pieces better from Burda.
Along with some help from Wellie, I think I'll be ready to cut the jeans out tomorrow, and I'll give you an update later this week. Tomorrow: an update on Spring's First Blush.
Parting Shot: In Bloom. My irises are in full bloom - this clump really, really, needs to be divided. Maybe this year.