The One and Only Jalie Jeans
There has been gazillion makes of the Jalie Jeans starting from a few years ago. A few like.. uhh.. 5 or 6 years ago. But hey I hear from Oh Crafty One Jill that bootcut jeans are coming back so I’ll be on trend…soon.
Being comfortable is always on trend in my book. So I made these with jegging fabric which is a super comfy knit that looks like denim. (Am I fooling anyone?) I eliminated the zipper because it’s stretchy enough to pull on.
Back Pockets!! Ahhh!!
All my attention to detail to topstitching and making look like jeans and I blow it on the back pockets. I might have not transfer the pocket placement onto my tracing. I also might have just decided to wing it and plopped it down somewhere in the butt region. Unfortunately I didn’t check the placement until the waistband was sewed on.
Oh man. They’re way too low. Past my butt low. Here’s a close up of the horror show.
Yes, I can unpick it and resew. I’m just afraid the cheapy fabric won’t make it through the unpicking. Another option is to wear long shirts. Or we can just laugh and make gangsta pants jokes like Mr Detective Houndstooth and I did last night. LOL
Bonus Content: Back Pocket Topstitching
One thing I did do right was the topstitching design on the back pocket. I traced the pattern onto very thin gift wrap tissue paper. I pinned this on the pocket fabric and stitched through both layers. Because the tissue is super thin it tore off easily.