Monday, May 07, 2012

White Jeans (Jalie 2908)


The Jalie 2908 stretch jean pattern is one of the hot patterns at PR. I wanted a pair of white jeans this spring and found a nice white stretch twill at Denver Fabrics. I made a practice pair first in some lightweight stretch denim and thank goodness I did - I cut and sewed a size T, which is actually larger than my measurements and they were way too tight. A handful of the reviews said they thought the pattern ran small but not enough that I considered going up a size. Based on my muslin, I cut TWO sizes bigger (a V) and they fit fine. Perhaps could have been a tiny bit tighter in the butt but overall, I like the fit. My twill had lots of stretch so I'm not sure why the sizing worked as it did.

I wore them yesterday to a family birthday celebration with my recently completed top (McCalls 6078) and was thrilled to receive some unsolicited compliments, including from my daughter:

Daughter: I thought you said you were making a pair of white jeans.
Me: I DID. I finished these yesterday.
Daughter: You MADE those? WOW, they are really good.

Smiles smiles smiles....

9 comments:

SissySees said...

Cute, cute!! Sizing is just crazy, evidently. I hate that measurements alone don't work... but they don't! (No that I sew... but at least you can adjust before you cut...)

Lori said...

Great looking jeans and high praise from your daughter. Good comments from daughters are twice as good as comments from others ! :)

Kyle said...

WOW! Great pair of jeans!
See you in NYC soon!!

Anne-Marie said...

ffffiiiiitttt ffffiiiiiooooouuuu (this is supposed to be a respectful whistle :_)You nailed it! I love the fit so much. I should try that pattern, event though I am a irreducible Levi's lover. You convinced me.

SEWN said...

OMG, these look amazing and you're totally rocking them!

gMarie said...

Amazing! I saw Kyle's comment - when are you in NYC? Love the jeans and that darling little top. g

Clio said...

It was great to meet you, Bonnie! The white jeans were indeed great on you!

Ande said...

What? You made jeans?!? You are amazing!!!! They look hot, Mama!

Bonny D said...

awww, kids can be so sweet sometimes! You pants look amazing!