If you like the look of these Know Me 2052 jeans, there are a few things you'll want to hear about first!
First of all, let me say that I love the result.
Patches! The curved belt! Wide leg Fringed hems!
There's so much going on and I wanted it to be less flashy, so I used regular thread for the topstitching.
But do you see this font? Look how small the instructions are!
I mainly followed with sew video, and I encourage you to look at this because it is very helpful when it comes to the zipper fly. Just make sure to overcast or finish your edges first, because she doesn't do any of that in the video.
Now, if you've been sewing for a while, you'll know that choosing your size is one of the most crucial steps in the process, and that's where things went wrong for me.
I looked for my waistline, it's here. Then my hip – it’s over here!
I figured I'd be better off going with the too big, so I went with a 22. I even put the belt together first and draped it around me to see if it fit properly. It looked perfect, so I went ahead and built the front and back legs.
I even did all the top seams on the side seam thinking I could always go back to the center seam if necessary.
I had to cut the topstitched side seams and then used a basting stitch to tuck in 5/8 2 times for a total of 11/4 inch on each side. And 3/8th of an inch on the center seam. And then of course I also had to unfasten the belt and resize it to fit the hip.
This is a huge adjustment! This created an imbalance in the size of the pocket and moved the patches up to the side seam. Ugh!
Obviously I didn't have the skills to really make a proper adjustment on these, but I'm more of a “finished is better than perfect” type, so it is what it is.
Well, I don't think I need more than one pair of these trendy jeans, but if I made them again, I would choose size 18.
There. Now you know what to watch out for. I recommend this pattern and hope your sewing goes well!