The weather today is conducive to retreating indoors and laziness. Considering how hard my dh has been working lately, he deserves the day off. Our children are not physically close, but they both called and sent cards. Seth has always been a terrific hands on dad generous with himself and his time. Happy Fathers day!
The $200 Pair of Jeans
I didn't do much sewing this week with my sister and bil visiting, but I did hem her high end Citizens of Humanity jeans. There is a recent thread on Pattern Review about sewing and fitting jeans with a lot written on flat fell seams and that the industry can make a pair of jeans in 16 minutes with a machine for everthing including the flat fell finish. These pants are made in LA as the label clearly states and I assume at one of the small factories that specialize in making jeans. But there isn't a flat fell seam in sight. The inseam is is serged together, pressed to one side and topstitche. The outseam is pressed open. The fit is unbelievable on these, and while maybe not worth $200, certainly worth what she paid on sale. She bought these at a place called Rear Ends, and boy do these make her rear look great! The side seam comes forward about 2 or 3" past the normal side seam and adds to the slimming, flattering fit. The fabric has 2% lycra. Enough for comfort but not enough to have them falling down after a days wear. The finishes on these are very much within the capabilities of the home sewer.
My Final Class Project (and a few others)
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