VOTE HERE for the FINAL CHALLENGE!
So first I must say that this entire challenge has been just that…a challenge! Two weeks ago there was hurricane Irma and I was blessed enough to not lose power and then I went out into the aftermath to capture some photos of my submission. Then two weeks ago I had a big trip planned so I had to do EVERYTHING in two days. Then the BIGGEST challenge of all…THIS week! I got the challenge and I was super excited to have an extra few days and then before I could even get started I ended up in the emergency room twice plus an overnight stay. I had originally planned on making my black pair and then a dark blue pair of jeans because I really wanted to the judges to see my detailed topstitching. I am thankful that healing took place and I was able to stay in the competition. I went with what I wanted…a black pair of skinny jeans! I will say this is the BEST piece I have sewn to date! I took GREAT CARE in making these and I think that even though I used black fabric and the topstitching is black it will still wow the judges and everyone else…including myself!
The funny thing is I made this same exact pattern before- MimiG S8222 skinny jeans- and I didn’t finish them because I was NOT PLEASED! I will now make this pattern over and over because this time I think I almost perfected the pattern! Practice really does make perfect. Mimi G has a sew-along video that you can follow in order to make your own! I did make a few changes for fitting! I cut a size smaller because I learned from my first make that I needed a 12 instead of a 14…which is the designated size based on my measurements. I also adjusted the width of the belt loops which you will see in the picture below. They were too wide for my liking. I also kept the length of the size 14 and cut the rest of the pattern as a 12.
I decided to pair my jeans with an off the shoulder shirt, which was a DIY from an old men’s button-up. Keeping with the last three challenges I decided to stick with the black jeans because as you know it is my FAVE and every wardrobe needs a black pair of jeans! ENJOY!
Stay Classy and Stylish…until next time!