You mostly see all kinds monochrome garments like black/white but also grey and sometimes blue. This time something completely different. Probably due the sunny weather we had the last a few days or my daily view on the bulb fields while travelling with the train.
I made a while ago a Flower Power outfit. The fabric I used for my Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans is from the same KNIPster sewing award 2016 period. I wanted to use it for the Maxima theme. But I made something complete different after listening to advise that Maxima never wears trousers when she’s going on a public visit. I then made a dress using a Vogue pattern designed by Rebecca Taylor. This fabric was put on my shelf and I decided that time has come to use it for a Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans version.
Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans – the fabrics
This stretchy fabric has a woven multicoloured floral design. This fabric is a two-way stretch of about 35 %. The high stretch percentage of this fabric made sewing of the seams and topstitching a point that needed some attention.
Patience, the right yarn and of course IDT-systeem of my sewing machine ended in having an almost perfect looking stitch. I also had some other multicoloured stretch fabric in my stash that I could use for the inner pockets.
The idea behind the Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans
This floral printed jeans is a great addition and adds some variety to my usual blue jeans. I made more summer jeans in the past using fabrics with designs but this floral printed fabric is up to now the most colour one. A safe combination is of course wearing it with a plane T-shirt or blouse. Another more daring combination would be a small striped T-shirt or something with a design. We see what comes on my way. There’s still one fabric market to attend in May.
Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans – pattern and stitching
I made this Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans using my self drafted TNT-jeans pattern. Each time I’m always crossing my fingers if it the fit will be perfect. Every fabric has is own unique characteristics and this time the stretchness of the fabric was my concern. After basting the jeans was fitted, some minor alterations were made and the stitching began. I was a little bit to much on the autopilot so I made a male zipper fly. I can life whit that because I’ll be wearing it with T-shirts and Tops. The inner pockets and waistband are finished with bias band made of a piece of leftover lining fabric.
Time and Costs
Time: cutting jeans 60 minutes; making bias tape 30 minutes; basting, stitching and finishing 14 hours
Costs: both fabrics were a gift from Nooteboom; yarns € 5,00; interfacing € 1,00; button € 0,50; zipper € 2,50
I wear my Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans with
This time my refashion T-shirt of the Oska Top. A little bit different but this homemade small striped T-shirt works also very well.
I’ve already found some leftover pink jersey fabric in my stash that looks perfect in combination with this new jeans. It will be a challenge to see if I can make what I’ve in mind but we see how it goes.