Subversive Femme

FO: 1940s Jeans (from EvaDress 3322 Wide Leg Trousers)

I freakin’ love these jeans, and I love how versatile the EvaDress Wide Leg Trouser pattern is!

And here’s the original pattern again:
















Isn’t it hard to believe they’re the same design?
I’ve been wearing these jeans for three days straight so I guess I better make another pair before I wear these out.

I just wanted a pair of jeans that were fairly fitted around the hips, didn’t give me camel-toe (hello Freddies, looking at you) and I could comfortably sit down in.
Basically a pair of jeans I could wear on the plane to the USA next year.

These jeans tick all those boxes! šŸ™‚

This time around, I fixed up all the little things I didn’t like in my last pair, including:The fabric was a medium weight denim (not as heavy as rigid denim), and I used a beige top-stitch thread instead of golden-yellow.

  • Raising the crotch depth about half an inch (they were a fraction too low last time)
  • Narrowing the legs and hips a bit more
  • Removing the front waist dart (tutorial coming very soon)
  • Changing the pockets
















I did have some major top stitching issues with this denim, my sewing machine kept chewing up the top-stitch thread no matter what tension I used.
A lot of ripping out and sewing again, but I got there in the end.

I won’t mention the pair I made just before these, where I forgot to allow for ease and made them too tight (photos on Facebook if you want to see my brain fail). All that beautiful top stitching gone to waste.

1940s fairisle jumper retrospec'd clothing jeans denim womans plus size freddies of pinewood
















I still can’t believe I made jeans that look ‘proper’, i.e. like Freddies of Pinewood, not home-sewn!
I may not look excited in the photos, but I’m jumping around on the inside, let me tell you.
(I just look tired as I have to work 19 days straight to get some projects rolled out at work).

And what’s next on the cards? Here’s a sneak peek, and I hope you’ve been enjoying the Curvy Month knitting patterns so far…

Outfit 1 Details

  • Cowboy Shirt – sewn by me, using Smooth Sailing
  • Cowboy Brooch – Charcoal Designs
  • Chartreuse Cardigan – thrifted
  • Bakelite Bracelets and Earrings – Etsy
  • Shoes – Converse Chuck Taylors
Outfit 2 Details
  • 1940s Repro Jumper – Retrospec’d Clothing
  • 1940s ‘B’ Lucite Brooch – Etsy
  • Saddle Shoes – Bass Enfield, Amazon
  • Telephone Cord Bag – Belmont Vintage, Chicago
  • Jewellery – Etsy

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  • Reply
    Eimear Greaney
    July 5, 2015 at 9:53 am

    they are fabulous, I love the pockets. congratulations of perfect top stitching!

  • Reply
    Cherry Darling
    July 5, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    You did such an amazing job! How nice that you can now make your own jeans that fit right and don't break the bank (Freddy's are just too damn expensive). Your 1940's repro jumper is just to die for as well.

    She Knits in Pearls

  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    July 6, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Marvelous jeans! I just love the white contrast stitching. I think, at this point in my life, of all possible contrast stitching colours used on denim, white is my fave.

    ā™„ Jessica

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