|Jalie 2908 Capri Style|
I took the Jalie jeans pattern and morphed it into a pair of capri pants. Actually, in looking at the photo, they’re more of a pedal pusher. Just like the jeans, they are very comfortable and have a great fit. I used a black stretch denim from Hancock Fabrics and I topstitched with white topstitching thread.
Something I did not add on my first pair of jeans was a coin pocket. I did add it to this pair and I really like how it turned out. Here’s a close-up of the itty bitty pocket:
|Front coin pocket and rivet|
You can also see the rivets that I added to this pair. I did not include them on my first pair because my jeans had gold topstitching and I wanted to add gold rivets, but they were nowhere to be found locally. Does anybody have a source for jeans hardware? I love the more RTW look of jeans with rivets.
For the back pocket design, I decided to go with an embroidered applique. I chose a subtle white tone-on-tone print fabric for the butterfly and used teal embroidery thread.
|Back pocket design|
The white fabric seemed like a good idea until I looked at my rear end from a distance and it just looked like two huge white splotches on my rear – like I sat in paint or something!! So I pulled out my scrapbooking supplies (yes, I said scrapbooking, not sewing) and I used walnut distress ink to tone down that white butterfly a bit. The idea of the unfinished edges on this applique is that it will fray more with each washing and the outline of the butterfly will become more noticeable. I have washed these several times since making them, and sure enough, that applique becomes more defined with each washing. One of these days, I will take a photo and post it so you can see I’m not making this up as I go. 🙂
If you are in the U.S., have a terrific and safe Memorial Day weekend.