Today I got started on the sewing, in between loads of laundry. I've gotten about 2/3 done, I'd say. All that's left is the zipper, waistband, buttonhole and hem.
The pockets on this one are a fair amount of work, and they took me even longer because I decided to use my machine's triple stitch for all the topstitching. It takes three times as long - but I think I benefited by having to go slower.
I really like the jeans styling on this pattern. Here's a shot of the side seam; the seam allowance is pressed toward the back and topstitched down.
I used a medium blue chambray for the pocket lining. The heavier stitching is the topstitching in triple stitch, and the finer one is understitching the seam allowance to the pocket lining. I have a hard time with understitching. I'm not sure why it's so hard for me, but this is the best understitching I've ever done, so I'm happy about that.
|For those who wonder: polish is China Glaze Lemon Fizz,|
with some Sally Hansen Glass Slipper on top.
One of the things I like about PDF patterns is that I can load the instructions on my iPad rather than print them out. So another reason I knew it was time to stop for today is that the iPad ran out of juice!
I love the enormous pockets, and I keep thinking about all the things I can keep in there!
Anybody else going to make up this pattern?