Monday, November 14, 2016

Reptilian Jeans

When my sister saw these on me today she complimented the jeans and then said it wasn't a garment she thought I would wear (patterned legs).

All photos taken by my Sister, thank you.
I had pinned this from Sportscraft as I had purchased a similar patterned Cotton Sateen from Spotlight back in 2013.

Cleo Twill Ankle Jeans

Why Reptilian jeans, well hubby thinks the fabrics looks like snake skin but as I am not fond of them at all, I have decided to call them my Reptilian Jeans!

These were cut out back in September and taken to a sewing day with some Sydney Spoolettes at their Sewing Social day at Bobbin and Ink.  I managed to get the front (except pockets) and the back with pockets sewn on the day.


Then they got put aside so I could make my bag.

Their next outing was at a Sewing Weekend with my sewing buddies at the Mercure Parramatta where the pockets were installed, the seams basted together for a fit to check if I needed the extra 2cm I had added to the seams as the Cotton Sateen didn't have the same amount of stretch that my denim usually has.

It worked out that not all of the extra fabric was needed so I ended up using 1.5cm seam allowances.

The jeans then were stitched, overlocked and topstitched ready for the waistband but this time the sewing mojo had disappeared and they sat in my sewing room waiting.

The other weekend the waistband was added, button hole stitched, button sewn on and hems done and they are finally finished.

The top I am wearing was gifted to me by my very good friend Dilliander who was not comfortable wearing this orange linen version of V1247 which is perfect for me.  The length of this top is perfect to wear with jeans and the only change I have made is to take off about 1.5cm at the centre back hem as I was getting a "duck's tail" after sitting, you can still see it still folds up a bit here.


I also used some quilting cotton for the front pockets.




Now I need to make some more plain tops so I can wear these jeans as they are the perfect weight for this time of year.


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2016 Stash Out: 15.1 m
2016 Stash In: 18 m

17 comments:

Gail said...

You definitely need more reptile print! Love these pants and they look fantastic with the orange top.

SewRuthie said...

Great jeans!

Irene said...

These jeans look wonderful on you!

Jan Q said...

love your jeans

Therese said...

very snazzy and as always the fit is perfect!

Vicki said...

Very nice! And a little bit groovy :)

Sigrid said...

Such a pattern makes a good combination with a plain top. Nice!

katherine h said...

Such fun!

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

Love these jeans and the orange top is perfect. Great outfit!

fadanista.com said...

These jeans are wonderful, and you were very lucky to score the perfect top to go with them.

Linda T said...

I think these are great on you--definitely a home run!

BeaJay said...

Love love love those patterned legs. Great jeans and go well with your top. Great fabric too.

Lightning McStitch said...

Seriously cool Sharon!

Valerie said...

Very cute jeans!

Cherie said...

Sharon, love the jeans and the top is exquisite with them!

Carolyn said...

Very cool! And I think they look great with the orange top, so sweet of Dilliander to give it to you :)

me said...

Love your jeans - and the orange tops really sets them off. Great outfit
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