Friday, January 25, 2008

Another Pair of Ottobre Jeans

First off, I love this pattern, the jeans fit great. Here is the post for the first pair. This time I only did the patch back pocket and topstitched in brown thread. The denim faded a bit with the first washing, so I thought after a few washings the dark brown thread will be more noticeable.

Changes from the first:
I am wearing my first pair (that helped me while making the brown ones today). I thought I would mind the higher waist (just under the navel) but I don't mind that, so I left the brown pair the same. I did take some of the hip curve out while cutting the brown pair. That worked, this pair needed no adjustments in the hips. I do think I will have to take in the waist 1/2" next time. Yes, there will be a next time, these jeans cost $20 and the first pair about $4. For once, I am saving money while sewing!!!

The brown denim came from Gorgeous Fabric but I don't see it on her sight. Sorry, it is nice fabric.

I had my Onion top on today - so you get to see that modeled. The browns don't match so I won't be wearing these together. I had to lighten the dark in Photoshop quite a bit so you could see the jeans a bit better.



I took one more photo while the tripod was set up. This is the Project Runway jacket - Simplicity pattern

I really don't like it on that much. The sleeves hit in a bad spot, and the jacket doesn't do much for my "H" figure. Any thoughts? I might be giving this one away.





Now off to get my hair colored and cut

8 comments:

  1. Your new jeans and the Onion top look great.

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the jeans and Onion top! I must try those jeans, tho I have four pairs from JCPenney that I love - you know when you find a good fitting pairing you should pick up a few extras! LOL ;-) I'm not sure about the jacket. I think it would be easier to tell if it was a full body shot of you. Toss it in your closet and bring it out in a few weeks and see if you like it better. I think it looks really nice, but I understand your concern completely. Beautiful garments Lori!

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  3. Your jeans look GREAT!! And the Onion top is so cute!

    I'm not sure about the jacket either - you should post a full body shot too, maybe we could tell better?

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  4. Great job with the jeans!

    I can't tell about the jacket either; the details don't show in the picture. Black is really hard to photograph...

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  5. Great, great jeans!
    It's difficult to tell for the jacket. It's true that maybe a full body shot would help. Besides, I am biased (and confused) because I wanted to make the jacket for spring as well. And now I don't know what to think! It does look cute. I'm looking forward to seeing what others may say and to reading your review. :)

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  6. Those jeans are so cute. And of course, you know how much I like that top! (BTW, I DID go back to JoAnn's and buy that fabric. Hee hee.) The outfit is a great look on you.

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  8. Lori, your jeans look great! One day I'll try this pattern, one day. :)

    I also like your jacket. Have you considered wearing the jacket open? I'm also a H figure type and if I ever sew my version :) I plan to wear it open.

    P.S. Sorry, the previous comment was mine with terrible typos, so I decided to try again so at least you could understand what I wrote. :)

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