I have one pair of jeans that fit and two other pairs that seemed to fit in the store but got way too baggy after a few wearings. Does this happen to you? When I wash my jeans they fit great for about an hour and then they bag out. I have performed emergency surgery on the baggy jeans by adding secret elastics in the waistline but the truth is, there’s a lot of extra fabric there that is not flattering. As I often wear them in a layered look, it’s giving me a bulkier waist than I need. The girdle effect of a well fitted stretch jean would not go amiss either.
As this is an emergency, I think I will sew a pair of elastic waist skinny pull-on jeans. This pattern is Misty from Style Arc.
I’ve wanted to try a Style Arc pattern for a while. They get good reviews and these jeans look good on others. However, I was put off from ordering a paper pattern that had to come all the way from Australia. I hadn’t realised that they also have an Etsy shop for downloads. I don’t know why they don’t make that clear.
I’m going to try making them in this grey/blue stretch denim. I’ve used it before to make a waistcoat for my husband and I love the grey colour for my spring wardrobe.
It has been a while since I have made any trousers. They are my least favourite item of clothing but it would be wonderful to have a quick tried and tested pattern that I could turn too. Here’s hoping!