Friday, May 6, 2011

"Repetition is the Mother of Perfection"

I found myself muttering this phrase repeatedly while sewing the single-welt pockets on DD#1’s new jeans. As my children were growing up, I used many momisms and this was a favorite. Don’t ask where it came from - I really don’t have a clue.

So, I’m taking my own advise and I have to say that it is working. The welt pocket process still took much longer than it should have, but I was more confident this time around. Also, it helped that I wasn’t constructing the jeans for a particular occasion nor was there a deadline.

Burda Style 04-2011-104
The pattern I used for the jeans is Burda Style 04-2011-104. I had to add a few inches to the length (yes, she is a tall one) but other than leaving the belt loops off, I didn’t make any additional changes to the pattern.

Per her request, I used navy thread for everything except for the pocket topstitching. I put a copper jeans button at the center front waist. The copper matches the thread color.

She likes both the fit (the waist isn’t too high or too low) and the styling of these jeans. I have a feeling I will be making them again. After all, the pattern does come in my size…


  1. Your daughters are so lucky! Custom made jeans! As a teenager, I would have been in heaven.

  2. Great job, fitting jeans to the individual is such a service.

  3. What sewing machine are you using for the denim? Do you know what weight the denim is and is it keeping up?