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 Craftsy.com 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.