10 Dec Garment #2 – Pleased With My Pull-Ons
Maybe I should say Garment 2 (a) because I plan to make more.
When my next birthday rolls around, I hope to be equipped with a collection of jeans. Let’s face it, there is no such thing as a simple pair of jeans anymore. Boot cut, skinnies, flared, mid rise, low rise, dark denim, light denim…… not to mention colorful jeans.
For years I held on to my old jeans with the intention of refashioning my collection. Recently, I came to my senses and donated all of my very heavy non-stretch denim jeans …. and then I ordered this fabulous Italian Mottled Beige Stretch Cotton Twill from Mood Fabrics.
I was delighted to find the color more camel than the online pinky-brown photo which means my new pull-ons are compatible with many colors including my cozy gray sweater.
Mood describes the twill as a medium weight making it perfect for pants. The pattern is adaptable for skinny jeans but I went with the boot cut the first time around.
The elastic stitched on the inside of the waistband results in a very smooth appearance, (the next pair will feature construction photos). My only criticism is the bagginess behind the knees, but otherwise find the fit flattering.
I topstitched the upper portion on the pants including the yokes, back pockets, mock fly and front pockets, and played it safe using a compatible thread. I did not make a muslin since stretch fabrics perform differently, however the next pair will be tweaked.