Me-Made-May, Day 2 — Me-Made Jeans, Brought to You by Massive Allergies
I’ve been coughing, sniffling, sneezing and weeping on everyone all day. I’m kind of amazed I got around to posting these pictures of me in my new jeans:
These are supposed to be skinny, ankle length jeans. Well, they don’t fit my definition of skinny and they’re WAY too short — I prefer my jeans longer than ankle-length, even with flats or sneakers. I’ve also come to realize that I don’t like using blue denim for jeans because it’s impossible to duplicate the wear and wash on RTW jeans. I’d rather make colored twill or printed jeans, and use the dark blue denim for skirts or shorts. These look ok, but I sewed a size 12 when I really should have sewn a 10. They are super-comfortable because the denim is really stretchy, so I think it would have looked better to go for a much tighter fit. I’m debating tossing them into the dryer to shrink them down a bit.
The back view:
I took these pictures in my sewing nook again because thanks to a pipe bursting in our wall and an emergency plumber visit, the downstairs was a horrendous mess. Yes, the carpet really does look that bad because this used to be the playroom and we had parties here….
Top: Old Navy
Jeans: Me-made, Butterick 5682
Socks: Hanes ankle fit
Shoes: Converse All-Stars double tongue with studs
Mood: Could be better