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JAMIE- Dressy, straight leg, floor length jeans:
1 1/2” wide contoured waistband. Top edge of band adjustable to sit from 3/4“ above natural waist to 2” below. Features all of the classic jean features; front and back pockets, back yoke, front zipper, belt loops and top-stitch details.
FABRICS: Denim and twill: use -1” to 0” hip wearing ease. Corduroy, poplin and chino: use 0” to 1” hip wearing ease. Can also cut in stretch wovens with -1” to -2” hip wearing ease.
NOTIONS: One 3/4” button. One 7” nylon zipper (measure between dots on pattern and allow extra; top gets cut off). Fusible interfacing.
Current Version*: Jamie_Jeans_Pattern_00 / Jamie_Jeans_Drawing_00
*All of our patterns and sewing guides have been updated as of 9/10/20. Pattern versions were re-started at _00. (Previous versions only had 1 digit.)
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I made the Jamie jeans for my daughter who wanted a comfortable and relaxed pair of jeans that came to her natural waist. She is hard to fit with athletic thighs and a 13 inch difference between her natural waist and hip so I made a muslin first. I found that 13 inches was too much for the yoke to reduce so I straightened it out and took excess width out of the side and CB seams of the back pieces. You probably won't have this issue unless you have a tiny waist and larger hips. I made the jeans from a non-stretch, but soft denim. She is very happy with her jeans and they are the style she wanted. Only changes for next time would be to attach the back pockets after finishing the jeans for optimal placement and to deepen the pockets. Another reviewer also mentioned the smallish pockets so remember to enlarge them if you are making this pattern.
These jeans fit nearly perfectly, except I used stretch denim, but forgot to enter the ease factor for stretch fabrics. MY FAULT! This pair is very comfortable but I will put in the ease factor for my next pair.
I would suggest narrowing the legs to conform with today’s fashion style. My next pair of jeans I will reduce the width of the leg, especially with stretch denim.
Another suggestion is to make the front pockets deeper, to accommodate my cell phone. I will use a lighter weight cotton for the pocket extensions, like my $80 jeans.
All in all I love this pattern with the adjustments. I love Sew-fitography. With a body that is aging and drooping, I am able to make stylish clothing that is comfortable and fits!