Liberty Jane Jeans Bundle-Skinny Jeans
By Amy Mayen
Hi fabulous readers! Guess what?
I bought the Liberty Jane jeans bundle a while back. It was the first PDF pattern I ever bought! After I finished my Scirocco Dress by Figgys, (and realized PDFs aren’t the devil) I went ahead and cut out the pattern for skinny jeans.
I was a little scared of this pattern. All the top stitching, the quarter inch seam allowances, something was really intimidating about these jeans. But really-I don’t know what I was so terrified of!
I used the legs I cut off from an old pair of jeans. No pressure there! I kind of slopped these together though. These jeans are my “muslin” so to speak. My test run.
I think I might’ve cut one of the legs off grain, since the fabric twists on on one side.
I didn’t want to use elastic all the way around the waist- so I used 4″ of bra strap in the back. But it isn’t as stretchy as regular elastic, and I’m not thrilled with the way the waist looks. My pockets aren’t centered perfectly either.
Bra strap?! Yes, bra strap. No matter how much you spend on a good bra, they all bite the dust eventually. Before I toss em’ I scrap all the lace, little bows, gems, and elastic straps to use in doll clothes. Don’t tell anybody.
I’d still say an overall successful project. I have the confidence to tackle these jeans now- any time, any place. Bring it on.
And of coarse Bella got a new pair of jeans for her dolls. “And they have real pockets!” She likes them & I’m happy.
You’ll see more of these soon!