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Jeb Trousers: Details

Now, Mr T absolutely refuses to do a photoshoot for zee internet, so sadly only details on the Jeb's I made for him. However, the cool thing is that my dad saw him wearing them and now wants a pair himself! So if I make those for him, I might get some photos for the blog anyway since he's not as sensitive about it.

This pattern is very very good - the final result is very close to RTW. I am extremely pleased with it

I made these from a light-to-medium weight linen, which feels amazing to the touch. I bought it at John Lewis, especially for Mr T - although I was planning to make him a shirt initially.

The inside is mostly finished with binding - I used binding for the waist band, the crotch seam, and the outseams. The inseams and the yoke seams are flat felled. The crotch seam is "fake felled" - it's finished with binding and then topstiched.

I did all seam finishes as per instructions, with the exception of the outseams, where I didn't press open the seams: instead, I pressed to the back, bound both sides of the seam, then did a very narrow (1/8") topstich - my RTW jeans have that feature, and I like it. Here's a picture while Mr T is wearing them:

As a contrast, this is one of the inseams - they are done with real flat felled stitches (sew right sides together, trim one seam, press the other over). It also shows some of the very best topstiching I have ever done - I'm sooo proud of it. It's because Mr T will not wear something that's not perfect, so I take more care with his stuff than mine (you should see how long it took me to hem his dress trousers).

The front pockets are done in a silk twill leftover from one of the few things I made that looked REALLY homemade. I didn't expect how drapey the fabric was, and made a terrible pattern choice, so it went into the bin. I had enough leftovers for these though, and actually the silk is suuuuper smooth and nice. 

The picture above also shows one of the many reinforcing bar tacks in these. 

On the outside, I made a mistake with the pockets - the two designs should have been mirrored, but TBH, I have huuuuge issues with mirror facing pattern pieces. My brain just doesn't do geometry right. Anyway, I don't think anyone will notice.

I love the little Swiss logo I put on there. I went to the shop and explained (in my very broken German) that I'm making trousers for my husband, and he really wants a Swiss logo on the pocket. The lady there laughed when I said it :)

And this is the right front pocket, which has a small grosgrain ribbon flavour (only on the right one though). Also, one two of those bar tacks, one at the bottom of the pocket, and one at the top.

Finally, this is the fly front - pretty good for a first try, no? The waistband is topstiched 1/8" from the waist seam, and the button has a crown on it - straight from my button drawer!


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