Remember the embroidered Dawn jeans back pocket I shared a few days ago? Here is the finished pair of jeans!
I made the Dawn tapered leg jeans in the full length (so I can cuff them to cropped) and used the same gorgeous enzyme wash denim that we used for our Dawn taper leg sample. I went for a much more copper-toned topstitch thread for this pair, as well as the copper button fly kit we have in store. I feel like all these colours are working together so well on this pair of jeans, I love how they turned out! Though wide leg is my usual go-to personal silhouette, I’ve found myself wearing this tapered pair at least once a week.
I cut a size 8 in the waist and graded it to a 10 in the hip. I fall between the size 10 and 12 at my widest, so decided it would be easier to grade to a 10 than sew with a slightly smaller side seam allowance. It worked really well! Just in case I was unhappy with my decision I didn’t do the side seam topstitch until I’d been wearing them for a few weeks just in case I wanted to make any adjustments. I think that worked pretty well!
I’m really excited about the tee! A lot of people have been asking me what the Jarrah sweatshirt pattern would look like in a tee, so I thought it would be fun to try out a few options. This tee was made using just the View A front and back pattern pieces, and that’s it! I cut my usual size 6 and didn’t make any adjustments. It’s a super lovely cropped length that isn’t too cropped if you know what I mean. I simply turned in the neckline, armholes and hem and topstitched with a twin needle. Honestly, it couldn’t be easier! I’m loving the boxy silhouette this resulted in and will absolutely be making some more.
The fabric is a gorgeous seafoam Merino jersey knit from The Fabric store that I have been hoarding for a year. I was nervous to cut into it… as per usual… and felt better about using a small amount for a tee and still having some yardage left to make something else later. I’m so cut shy sometimes and it’s truly pathetic. but I’m super thrilled with what a small amount of fabric this tee used.
Next up I want to make a woven tee – probably in linen. Wouldn’t that be amazing?
photography by Bronnie Joel