Super Stretch Black & Silver Denim Jean
Posted in Projects on Saturday the 12th September 2020 by Vicki Ormerod
Hello! My name is Aimee, also known as the Sewing Scientist. Today I want to share with you my new jeans that I made with the Super Stretch Denim Fabric. My wardrobe has been severely short in the self-made pants category. I make about hundred tops a year and fewer than 10 bottoms in the same time period. This year for Me Made May, I pledged to only wear “me made” bottoms and it really forced me to make some new pants and fix pants that I made that were not fitting perfectly. I thought this sparkly stretch denim would be perfect for some fun jeans.
First off, let me tell you about this fabric. It’s a very nice medium weight denim with a whole lot of stretch. It’s so hard to find nice stretch denim with at least 25% stretch and this fits the bill perfectly. The black is a dark true black and is covered in silver sprinkles. The silver is like a print on the denim. I have not washed and worn these jeans much but it does not feel like it will wear off the surface easily.
My favorite jeans are pull-on jeans and the Itch to Stitch Mountain View Pull-on Jeans are my favorite pattern to use for them. I have gastrointestinal issues that make wearing jeans with a regular waistband uncomfortable and I find that pull-on jeans are so much more comfortable and don’t both my sensitive stomach.
The mountain view pull-on jeans are slightly high rise with a wide waistband for some tummy control. They have straight cut legs but instructions are included for making them slimmer. The pattern includes a faux fly but I tend to omit them from my jeans as I like to wear them to work. Jeans are not considered “work appropriate” and I feel like they look a bit dressier without the faux fly. The pattern also includes back pockets and I omit those too for the same reason.
The mountain view pull-on jeans have very unique legs with a center back seam. This back seam allows a bit more shaping to the leg and gives a great fit. It’s very hard to see in the back leg seam and the back yoke in my photos due to the print on the super stretch denim but you can make them out in this close up photo of my behind (sorry).
I am only 5 foot tall and have to remove length for my height. That is very easy to do and the pattern has lengthen & shorten lines above and below the knee to help get the perfect fit. This super stretch denim made me think of a sky filled with stars. So when I needed to select a lightweight cotton woven for my pocket lining, I picked a galaxy inspired print. Sorry – I failed to get a photo of the inside of the pockets.
I love my new jeans so much. I know that they will get lots of wear. I wore them with a plain black Halla Patterns Agnes in my photos to keep the attention on my pants but these look great with many of my patterned tops.
Thanks – Aimee @ Sewing Scientist
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