My fashion conscious little possum has been obsessing over 'mom jeans'.
These are high waisted, rigid denim, firm in the waist/bottom but not in the thigh.
Zara has a teeny, teeny tiny waist and a gorgeous full derriere that puts her across several sizes but I was fairly confident that the generous ease in the above pattern would make it do-able.
I used the leftover black denim from Jed's Jedediah jeans. It is a heavy, rigid denim, good and wide, no flaws $4/m.
From 2m I cut both items #ninjacutting.
This fabric was hardcore!
It took some serious bashing with my hammer and I broke several size 16 needles on my Bernina Industrie.
I topstitched with heavy jeans thread and boy are these things topstitched.
I took inches and inches off the waist and recut the front pieces before inserting the zipper (to take off the sides would have spoiled the pockets).
We also moved the pockets up and inward to 'enhance' the bottom.
They are so worth all the fiddling, she looks great and I now have a go to pattern for her.
I think this is such a cute look and shows of her sporty figure well.
I was honoured when she wore them on our recent Melbourne trip, I don't think they look homemade at all!
Black Shorts: These shorts are so perfect, I dont have the easiet body shape to sew for, expecially my bottom half. I have a smaller waist with a quite plump bottom and upper thighs. Somehow mum manged to fit these shorts perfectly. She is very talented. They are exactly what I had in mind. They almost seem like they are straight out a F.R.I.E.N.D`s episode, which I love. The main outfit I have in mind for them, is to pair them with my black suede heel boots and a long sleeved blouse that ties at the front (like the image below)
Love, love, love them.
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