I have this crazy desire to make a pair of jeans.  I suspect it came from a recent failed shopping trip in which no pants that I tried on fit the way I wanted to.  From the waistband to the pocket size/placement to cut, color, and general fit (not including length – I’ve never bought a pair of jeans that didn’t have to be shortened), there are seemingly a million little things that make jeans not fit right.  And I’m tired of feeling like I failed at basic shopping.

So, I’ve picked up several patterns (McCalls 6610 and Butterick 5682) as well as a Kenneth King class on about making jeans.  I suspect my final jeans will be some combination of all of those.  Stay tuned for what I expect will be several wearable and not-so-wearable muslins.


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