Jalie 2908 Jeans
with 2805 Knit Top
I asked my children the other day what they wanted me to make them next. One of my girls excitedly said, "bell bottom jeans!" Since Jalie jeans already have a nice flared bottom, I took that and extended the flare out by 1/2 inch at each side. I gradually took this line up, blending in at the knee area notch.
If you are wearing bell bottom jeans, you definitely want to complete the look with a flower top, right? She couldn't be more thrilled. I did make a swayback adjustment for her and lowered the neckline a little.
The fabric is Art Gallery Jersey Knit Pop Art Spring Blossom, purchased from Fabric.com
The denim is also purchased from Fabric.com
For years, this one wouldn't even put on a pair of jeans. Everything was too stiff or too scratchy. I would have to resort to knit yoga pants for her every year. Finally, finally, I got the okay to make her jeans. I didn't think they would be bell bottoms though. Now she is in love with her new jeans and already wants more.
Getting a great fit took time and I didn't want to fuss with a muslin. I had my daughter try them on all along the assembly process. I had to take an inch out of the center back yoke, which is a quick fix to eliminate the gap. Before I make another pair, I will take a 1/2" dart out of the pattern piece. Since the waistband has a CB seam, I immediately removed a 1/2" before I sewed it together. After basting the waistband on, I discovered yet another gap at the top of the band! I had to remove the waistband and take in 1/2" at the center point of the seam, tapering back out to 3/8 at the top and the bottom. This way when you fold the band over, you get a little V shape, bringing it closer into the waist. Perfect!
I'm overjoyed that this outfit turned out perfectly for her.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley