I have been sewing a lot lately....on my jeans! I've put hours into them. This is the first time I have distressed jeans where I achieved great results and I'm so happy with them. I've made them twice before, here and here. My pattern was already traced, so I just went with previous alterations, but this time I raised my knee on the pattern by a couple of inches. I noticed with my two previous pairs that I had some buckling of fabric at the back knee area.
I do have Angela Wolf's Craftsy class on how to make these and I highly recommend it. She shows you step by step how to assemble, as well as how to distress your denim. Distressing is a lot of fun. I would sew and then just work on the distressing outside on a board. I got a little carried away on my waistband and ended up with a tiny hole from the sandpaper. Boo. I whipped out my fabric glue and covered it really good and just went with it and top stitched over the area. You can't really tell.
I made another Delila, but this time in a long sleeve. I love this top. I especially love the long sleeve cuffs! I started with a very dark navy blue and used dye remover on it. I ended up with a little yellow, green, and a kind of purple tint. Removing dye is exciting! You just don't know how it is all going to look until you pop off those rubber bands at the end of the wash. Hmm, how many dyed tops would be too many? I seriously want to try one in every color.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley