Saturday, January 28, 2012

Trouser jeans

When I entered the Jeans Contest on Pattern Review earlier this months, my intentions were to make my first pair of jeans, so I bought B5682.  But the more I looked at the pattern and read the instructions, the more intimidated  I got.  Back pockets and rivets really scare me.  So I decided to make trouser jeans instead, no back pockets and no rivets!  But the trouser jean pattern that came with B5682, just seemed to wide legged, lucky for me  I found a pair of pants I really liked on BurdaStyle, but after reading the reviews I decided the legs needed a little flair, so I combined BurdaStyle and B5682 and this is what I came up with.  I used a 10.5 weight denim, and some vintage buttons I had on hand.

I wanted to do something a little different for the waistband, I lined the inside with a pretty print  and I omitted the belt loops, I never wear a belt anyway.
I also lined the pockets and the flap with the same fabric.

The are actually very comfortable  to wear, and they look good! I can see making a couple more of these in different colors, in the very near future.


  1. I find jeans hard to sew (I've only made one pair), but you have done a lovely job and they fit well. Nice work.

  2. I have never made jeans, but am assured by many on PR that "It's easy"...your trouser jeans are cute and I think you need a red pair!