HI DARLINGS! If you have not made your own DIY BOYFRIEND JEANS, you really should do it asap. If you are a member of SEWITACADEMY.COM you are in luck because we are making our own jeans this coming month. I have made my skinny jeans for a long time and having my SIMPLICITY PATTERN for jeans I have just used my pattern but being a huge fan of CLOSET CASE PATTERNS I wanted to try her MORGAN JEANS. Whenever I try to buy retail boyfriend jeans they never seem to work well, they end up being too snug in one area, not comfy or just end up looking like skinny jeans if I try to get them to fit at the waist and the hips (sigh).
I finally decided to add the MORGAN JEANS to my #DENIMBLUECOLLECTION, and I am so glad I did. This is number #7 of my #DENIMBLUECOLLECTION. Pattern, fabric, and details are below. If you have missed the first six looks from my #DENIMBLUECOLLECTION, you can check them all out HERE.
DIY BOYFRIEND JEANS INFO AND MODIFICATIONS
These MORGAN JEANS are fantastic! I love the way these jeans fit, and they are so comfortable. I made these in about 4 hours and had very few fit issues. The only modification I had to make was to create shaping at the knee because I have very large calves so I often get a lot of excess fabric in the knee area that I pinch out while I have them on. It creates a much better fit for me. I did need to take in the CB a bit because I have a very deep sway back and I adjusted the waistband for that. Aside from those two modifications, these came together perfectly and I will be making these A LOT! The slouchy boyfriend fit is dead-on with this pattern. For the next pair, I will make one change to the crotch; I like my waistband to sit a little lower on my boyfriend jeans so I will be shortening the crotch length by about 1″.
The really great thing about these is the button fly! I love it so much. It was incredibly easy to construct, has a great finish and Heather’s instructions are always top notch.
The denim is from Joann, and it has about 1% spandex.
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