Thursday, June 29, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
I needed to cut the front rivets off before reattaching the waistband.
I am replacing the waistband button with this great no-sew jeans button. I am preserving the buttonhole, without shortening the waistband on the buttonhole side, so there will be an overlap on my waistband.
I shaped the legs, according to my desired dimensions. (I used a pattern from pants I designed that fit me well.)
After shaping the back rise and rear end, I eased below the yoke to fit the new back leg.
Stitched new yoke in place and topstitched. Now I have a double yoke seam...
Here are the jeans I bought. Loose fit, about 4" too big in the waist, waaay too long, waay too wide...
I used the appropriate topstitching thread... I cut away the front, leaving the center front seam intact. I cut away the back, leaving above the yoke intact.