My husband buys the most gawd-awful-looking jeans possible, so I am on a mission to upgrade his denim attire. These are not a very significant upgrade, but they are myÂ first attempt, and turned out mighty wearable.
I used some denim I had kicking around here for probably 20 years. Seriously. At least that long. Felt great to get that piece out of myÂ stash!
I cut a straight size medium for him, and after basting together the sides he wanted a bit more room in the seat. Easy enough to reduce the seam allowance slightly for this pair, and I will adjust the pattern pieces for future versions.Â He also wanted a bit more room in the rise, so for the next pair lengthening the front and back a bitÂ will solve that problem. Don’t you hate how few adjustments men need to get a decent fit?
Check out the those rivets! Used my crazy new Micron TEP-3 Press for those babies. We’ll see how they hold up over time….a little worried the fabric was a bit thick for the rivet post. Notice how the coin pocket is on the left front? Yep, my guy is left-handed so this is more comfortable for him.
Gotta have a cute butt shot. 😉
I get it. These are not styling jeans. But they will suffice for a sturdy pair of work jeans, and now I am ready to crank out a few pairs of nice looking, dark wash jeans complete with contrast stitching and a perfected fit. Maybe I will be able to getÂ some outdoor shots in decent light and he may evenÂ let me includeÂ his cute face. Ever hopeful!
Have you ever made pants or jeans for a man? Do you like sewing for men? A dress topcoat and dress slacks are also on my list to make for my DH this year.