Named Clothing Wyome Jeans

Named Clothing Wyome Jeans

So.  We’ll coast right past that they’re a size too big, and also that I might have done my sewing machine permanent damage.  Welcome to my new favourite thing!

Apologies for grainy indoor pics, it was snowing.  Not the picturesque kind either.  Anyway.  Supplies:

 

Named Wyome jeans
They might also be a little grubby, but that’s only because I’ve worn them every day this week.  The upside of making massive clothes is they’re really comfy, who knew!  I made them massive because I went off my actual measurements, forgetting that I just need to use them one that says ‘bust 38 etc’.  In my case, it seems, this is always the one to go for.  My actual waist and hip measurement put in the size above (these are a 16), but I need to just ignore these in future.  They’re huge.

Named Wyome jeans

Having said that, I am 100% going to make a smaller pair.  I love this pattern SO MUCH.  Even enough for it to be worth having to add my own seam allowances on…  There’s always a lot of muttering over lack of seam allowances, and I’d love someone to explain why they don’t add them (I mean, I get it garments with small, precise pattern pieces – added seam allowances mean greater room for error), but clothes in general?  No, its just a pain.

I can’t really commit on fit, apart from to say they need to be smaller, athough I do feel that there needs to be a little (or a lot) less in front and more in back in the you-know-where.

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The buttonholes are an unmitigated disaster.  Well, mitigated by the fact that they function as buttonholes, I suppose.  I was all gung-ho for handstitching them, and actually did a couple.  They looked terrible, obviously, but that didn’t bother me as much as I couldn’t seem to catch the inner layer of denim in the stitches.  In the end I decided they wouldn’t be durable enough, and did them by machine.  (I had already opened up the slits by then, so I cannot express strongly enough what a pain this all was.  Not without the kind of language I used pretty freely as I was doing them, anyway).

Loving the exposed button-fly though – spoiler:  this is a total cop-out of a fly.  If you’re nervous about jeans being complicated, make these.  It’s so easy.

The denim, although too heavy for my machine where the layers start to mount up (belt loops nearly killed it), is lovely and soft, and wearing in great.

Yay for jeans!  I can see how you could get a bit obsessed with making them – what other garment would you wear so often?  How about you guys – are you a jeans veteran or virgin?

As always, thanks for reading!

X

 

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6 Comments

  1. janeyo
    July 20, 2017 / 7:10 am

    Hiya, great read and the oversized jeans look really good, just call em boyfriend fit! Dont quite get your meaning about fit-why wouldnt you go by your measurements? which would you follow next time ? I always try ask the pattern maker what the ease is like but the only one who has given me a straight answer is French Navy(Orla dress). Cocowawa made Morgans you probably saw)and she said they were huge but like yours they still looked good. well done xx

    • Lucy
      July 20, 2017 / 8:14 am

      Thank you 😀 – I tried to take them in a bit but that didn’t work too well 😢 – what I mean about my measurements is they fluctuate wildly – can easily change an inch in a day and 2-3 inches over a month, which is enough to throw me off by a whole size! From experience though, when I sew something from the top end of my measurements it generally ends up being too big!

      I’d definitely have another go at making jeans, but I’m going to have a bit of a break! I have the Morgan pattern, so I might get give them a go
      X

  2. PsychicSewerKathleen
    February 17, 2017 / 10:27 am

    I’m sitting here at 2:15 AM (unable to sleep having just brought home my NEW Elna 780 – the sweetest gift imaginable for my anniversary yesterday and naturally just HAD to come out in the living room to sing over it :)) … reading your blog was a completely perfect finish to a perfect day.

    I seldom laugh out loud reading a sewing blog – I might smile to myself – maybe giggle a bit but laugh out loud? (and I just might add that I’m also REALLY trying not to since my partner is blissfully sleeping like a baby in the next room and hardly needs the guffawing of his sewing fanatic insomniac wife in the next room waking him) No. Yours is my first. I just had to tell you how much FUN you are to read – what a great story too!

    No I have never made jeans. I have all that I need to do so though! I own a few jeans patterns – an embarrassing bouquet of riches of them to be brutally honest but not the Wyoming. They do seem daunting…jeans. I love yours I must say. And I couldn’t agree more that comfort is critical when it comes to jeans since once you’re in them it’s hard not to reach for them again…and again. I think I need to tackle something less “fit” in denim first before I take on any sort of PANT in it. Maybe a cape? 🙂

    • Lucy
      February 18, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      Hahaha you’d be a denim superhero 😀! Thank you so much for your lovely comments!! I’m so glad you had a giggle 😊, and I have to say that way too big or not, I have worn these nearly every day since I made them! I would just go for it! Ps. I have the same problem sometimes when my other half’s asleep but I haven’t had time to catch up on my daily blog reading..
      Thanks so much for reading and your sweet comments 😊!!!
      X

  3. Elaine Philo
    February 13, 2017 / 8:14 am

    Love em! Well done! X

    • Lucy
      February 15, 2017 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks :)!!

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