Wrapping up 3 denim projects

Front view of Style Arc denim skirt

I made up this stinkin’ cute Style Arc Sally Jean skirt very shortly after Christmas, but somehow was unable to manage adding the buttonhole and attaching the jeans button fastener. I am not going to say it was because I ate too many Christmas cookies, and was unable to comfortably zip up the thing. Time. I just couldn’t find the time for these tasks.

stretch denim jeans from Calvin Klein fabric

Same thing here for these Jalie 2908 (modified to straight leg) jeans – awaiting buttonhole and fastener for nearly 2 months. Size was not the problem. Inertia? I REALLY love this fabric. It is a Calvin Klein stretch denim that is a little dressier, almost a jean trousers look IMHO. Bought it last fall from Ashley at The District in Seattle. Nice stuff!! Notice I like to roll the cuffs on straight legs or skinnies, so I often don’t bother with a double-turned hem. Just serge and roll!

Dark wash Jalie jeans

Soooo I have worn these dark wash jeans before, but I decided that I wanted to straighten the bootcut leg. Just in time for the fall 2014 trend to start showing wide and bootcut trousers!! But since this denim is pretty firm, the bootcut looked more flared than it really was, so I decided to slim it a bit. That is one BIG. FAT. ANNOYING. alteration job. No wonder it took me a while to work up the enthusiasm.

What’s on your sewing table today? I think a few knits are moving to the top of my queue next!

Happy sewing!

Maris

4 Responses to Wrapping up 3 denim projects

  1. Velosewer says:

    This is a lotta work and all your denim choices are great.

    • SewMaris says:

      Thanks Velosewer! It is always surprising to me how long it takes to get that final 1 or 2 things done on a project. Like when I think “I only have to sew on the buttons!” Oh wait. There are NINE buttons on a man’s dress shirt! 😉

  2. Laurie Myer says:

    Impressive! I love the top skirt–fabric is lovely

    • SewMaris says:

      Thanks so much Laurie! I have a pair of jeans made in the same fabric – but I need to put a new waistband on and that was more ripping out than I was up for on Sunday. Hopefully soon!!

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