Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Jennifer Stern Jeans 0037 - Muslin

I quickly took these pictures of the jeans muslin on Monday and wasn't overly pleased with them. I figured I'd take more this week but I will have limited sewing time this week so decided I might as well just use these after all. (Muslins are so not pretty - but are so necessary)
The pattern instructions are very well written and I had no problems with them.
The pieces all went together perfectly.
The only alterations I had to make was to add 1/4" to the side seam - starting approx 1" down from the waist and 1/4" to the inseam. (I don't like my jeans overly tight- personal preference - not a pattern issue). I think if I was using a stretch denim they would be perfect with no alterations.
There is plenty of length.
I still want to tweak the fit just a little more, but overall I am thrilled how they turned out.
The fabric I used was a light weight suit fabric and I think it was too light, but I know these pants will be much better made up in a denim. I'm anxious to get them started.

16 comments:

Maricou said...

Ann,
Speaking about jeans what a beautiful surprise I had this morning when opening your envelop.the sleeve pattern is so clear and those goodies are awesome.
Thank you is just not enough, that's all I can say.Jean is on never my never ending sewing project list. The pattern you sent is up to the point.
Your muslin is perfect, It looks like a wearable muslin. I learn so much from you.

xoxoxoxo
Marie-Noëlle

Heather said...

Your jeans look really good! They should be awesome in denim.

Shannon said...

I think those pants will look great made up in denim!

Sew Passionista said...

Ann,I'm so glad to see you back blogging. I've missed you. What a great fit you are achieving with these jeans!
Now how about some pictures of your new sewing room. I'm really anxious to see your new sewing space!!!

Carol said...

What a great fit. I've never made anything from this pattern company, but I think I need to start trying them, they look great.

KellysSewing said...

Nice job on the muslin, you really got a nice fit. Can't wait to see them in denim. (-:

Ana's Closet said...

Wow... It turns out fantastic, and fits you perfectly!

Summerset said...

Interesting - I've seen the pattern, but curious as to the fit. I can't wait to see these in denim.

Kathi said...

Can't wait to see your final product! Looks like you are making great progress on the muslin. Such patience to make a muslin and tweak it!!

Cennetta said...

Wow you put alot of time into your muslins, top stitching and all. I think you've achieved a pretty good fit too, and this pattern will be great made up in denim.

gwensews said...

Once you make jeans, you don't want to buy them again! Nice work.

Marjie said...

They do look like they'll be perfect in the right fabric!

Claire S. said...

What a great fit - can't wait to see the final denim version.

I'm with Diana, when are we going to see pics of the new sewing room ?

Sheila said...

They look great and to think it a muslin.

paco peralta said...

everything looks good in these pants. you're right, jeans shorts are too terrible. I would have enough with the standard length 32 ", but I prefer to buy from the long 34" and remove an inch.

Take care,

Paco

Alviana said...

is this just a muslin? they look great and fit well on u. i cant wait how it turn out with denim. :)