Pattern: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕 (5/5)
Completed Garment: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕 (5/5)
Size: Size 4
View: View A
Overall: The perfect mom jeans!
這件牛仔褲是第二件 corona jeans
第一件的 post 還沒寫
These are my Corona Jeans II. I spent a lot of time in the first few weeks of lockdown crafting. A lot. It’s a little embarassing to say how much because I should’ve been working. Anyway, these were the second pair but technically the first pair I completed. So I’m posting them first.
I’ve wanted to make the Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans for a while now. I decided to go with the tapered leg. I cut a size 4 and the regular height regular length and it’s perfect! No adjustments were made. I had thought about making a muslin but in the Coronavirus Times, there was no where to get muslin so I just went for it.
Fabric + Notions
This past winter when I was home, my mom and I made an excursion to 永樂市場 to get some fabric. I had a few things on my to-make list from the patterns I had bought during Thanksgiving sale 2019. One of them was the Dawn Jeans. I happened to come across a vendor that sold denim and looked around till I found this light-ish colored stuff! It’s a pretty heavy denim with this crinkled(?) looking texture.
For the pockets, I cut apart a skirt I made early on in PhD-ing. It was too sheer to actually wear outside and been living in my Closet Case pouf.
I bought jeans hardware kit from La Mercerie during their transition to becoming a knitting-only store. I bought a zip fly kit for some Ginger jeans and this button fly kit in silver for the Dawn Jeans.
Pretty much everything went super smoothly till the very end. A few issues I ran into:
- I staystitched incorrectly for the front part connecting to the waistband so I ended up having to do a bit of gathering and easing to get the front/front pocket pieces to fit along the waistband. That was bit disappointing.
- Turning the corner for this very thick fabric for the waistband was SO DIFFICULT. I really struggled to turn the corner and it’s a bit rounded instead of looking like a nice crispe corner.
- I had no issues with the hidden buttonholes for the button fly. However, the final waistband buttonhole was IMPOSSIBLE. I redid it at least 10 times, and that’s not an exaggeration. I ended up using some zig zags to finish it since it kept gettin gstuck.
I installed all the hardware using a cast iron pan, which I bought because I wanted to make popsicles and ended up also buying a cast iron pan because a) I wanted one and b) I might as well because I was paying for shipping anyway. This is the very first thing I did when I got my cast iron pan. Now that I’ve been using my cast iron pan, I will probably have to buy a mini anvil for future hardware installation because I don’t want my new makes to get greasy.
I didn’t bother hemming it. Maybe I will in the future? Or not. But for now I just can’t be bothered.
Start date: April 4, 2020
Finish date: May 2, 2020
Pattern: Dawn Jeans from Megan Nielsen Pattern!
Fabric: Denim from 永樂市場
First time: Making a button fly!
The fabric is so stiff. I spent the first hour of wearing these kneeling on the ground to try to loosen up the knees. They’re still incredibly stiff to wear but I love them!
Notes for next time
- Make sure to staystitch properly to prevent stretching out the fabric!
- Serge outer side seams separately and press open so that it looks fun when I cuff the pants.
- Make some shorts???