I really like this sweatshirt, so when I saw some blue sweatshirt fabric on special at Spotlight I got that to make another sweatshirt.
For the embroidery I wanted it to appear that the butterflies were flying up over the back and up over one arm to meet the butterflies coming up the back. I also added a few to the front pocket.
I worked very hard to get the fit right so that I will have a go-to pair of jeans in future.
Adjustments I made were:
- Added 1/4" to the front inseam to lengthen the front crotch curve. Tutorial used was this by Closet Case patterns
- Did a 1/2" low butt adjustment, using the same tutorial.
- Made a contoured waistband using this tutorial
I meant to add 1" to the length but I forgot. They are just long enough though I had to make just a 1/2" hem.
I added rivets to the pockets. I also embroidered the back pockets before attaching to the jeans. As you can see one pocket has the butterflies on it. The other has a Boutique Blooms design, again from Urban Threads. I have a larger design from the Boutique Blooms and plan on making a denim jacket with this embroidered on it. So the jeans will match both my sweatshirt and denim jacket.
For all of the steps I followed the Closet case patterns ginger jeans sewalong. I also made a lined waistband, rather than faced with denim as discussed in the Closet Case. I'm pretty pleased how that looks. I need to take a photo and show it. My topstitching isn't showing in the photos, so I will try getting some more photos with close up details.
The pattern calls for denim with 20% stretch. I'm not sure my denim stretched that much. My jeans are pretty tight fitting and I'm wondering if I should have gone up a size. However they are stretch denim so I will try wearing for a while and see if they stretch out.