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Monday, February 8, 2016

Mom jeans patterns

I have been working on finding a pattern for the jeans I am looking for.

Bootstrap patterns has a nice one here but I did notice, in all three of the Vado patterns illustrated that the jeans pictured were, I am pretty sure, RTW. You can see the label inserted in the right side seams if you look. This makes me hesitate. I mean if you were selling a jeans pattern wouldn't you use your own sample?

Am I wrong on this detail?

I also emailed Chloe at Stylearc, since there crotch curve is so excellent and she seemed interested. Watch that space.

Finally I was surprised and pleased to see this pattern from Butterick in my inbox today with a sale notice. Have never made Vogue pants with great success but I have some time on the picnic table for the next month and I have a power outlet on the side of the RV. Might be time to experiment before I go home to my busy life:

Stay tuned.


TinaLou said...

Just a quick note - am reading blogs while it snows outside my office window. Beth at SunnyGalStudio just posted her first impressions of this pattern, and was very pleased with the outcome. I know she's shorter than you, but since these are 'customizable', that may not be such a big deal in terms of style lines.

Anonymous said...

To me, the label isn't visible -- but the Boyfriend jeans are shown with rivets on the front pockets. No rivets mentioned on the list of supplies noted on the web site. Maybe that's an oversight or an optional extra, but yes, odd.

Sandra Thwaites said...

I think there's an out of print Jalie pattern that may be what you're looking for. The number is 968, so you know it's an oldie. There may be a review of it somewhere. I have a copy I can loan you, or trace off a size, if you're interested.... Sandra

kim nath said...

This link has ten different pants patterns for spring; http://www.sewdiy.com/blog/2016/2/7/10-trousers-sewing-patterns-for-spring

I like the wyome boyfriend jeans and may give them a try. Good luck!

Dorothy Greenidge said...

First, let me say how much I enjoy your blog posts. You have made me a fan!
I agree the Vado pictures look RTW, and likely are - the rivets and the distressing on the seams - just suspect. Is it possible the pattern was taken from such a pair of jeans?
I'm curious why you wouldn't use this pattern if you like all the details, and just use the crotch curve from Stylearc to make a unique pair to fit you?
Perhaps it is my unique body shape that causes me to always "hack" patterns with previous successes.
And on that note, many years ago I purchased a pair of jeans made of a bamboo fabric from Tabi (remember them) that I absolutely loved. I made a pattern from the pair and have gone on to jean heaven. The one rub is I am now a different (smaller, yeah!) size and need to find a another pattern, so I am watching this space closely.
Thanks again for all your posts

Julie Culshaw said...

Beth, over at this blog, http://sunnygalstudio.blogspot.ca/

just reviewed a pair of jeans that she really likes. Bootstrap is the pattern I believe.

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone!

Yuliya here from BSF.

Someone emailed me that there are questions regarding images for Vado patterns. The images are authentic and are of the actual patterns. They are also professionally taken because prior to working with us, Vado was a part of a denim manufacturing startup (as a designer/pattern maker) which did not get necessery funding and had to close. The images and patterns belong to her now. She improved the patterns for our automated sizing platform and recently added an ability to customize front rise length on both the low/medium rise and high/waist rise pants.

I can answer any of your questions. You can also email me at help@bootstrapfashion.com Thank you!

barbara said...

that yellow thing that looks like a tag? i think it's reinforcement in yellow thread, where the line of edgestitching stops. it could be rtw, but i've seen that kind of expert sewing, too. i'd put my money on quality tailoring and a good buttonholer. as for the rivets, so what? you can put rivets on anything even though the pattern doesn't call for them. the cut looks nice and comfortable and definitely worth a try. i've visited that site but never tried anything there so i have nothing to offer in that direction. i'll be watching to see what you think of the pattern itself and the company in general if you decide to make them.

Anonymous said...

No desire here to make jeans (linen pants all summer from a variety of loose fitting patterns, warm knits all winter from a different list of tighter fits, everything with the elastic waist - I'm comfy!) BUT I'm delighted by everything you write. Just now, since we seem to be having an "wintery mix" ice rain thing I'm contemplating sewing at a picnic table, how blissful.

I hope Daisy's worries are behind her now?


Anonymous said...

I think the image is of a garment made by them. (Well I hope so at least.) Evidence: after being enlarged as much as my device would allow, the tag appears to resemble the black and white Vado logo. Yes there are rivets, which home sexists can add, though they could well be included in notions needed as optional. (Two other jeans patterns offered seem to use contrast top stitching in those corners.) Lastly, I don't see the fabric as distressed; waistband and belt loops maybe, but not the main pattern pieces.

Anonymous said...

This French RTW brand made their pattern available for free for straight jeans for women W24-36 L30-36 and for a bootcut one in the same size range". Not exactly the cuts you are looking for but it could be useful!

MakeitAnyWear said...

Just so you know, Vogue Designer Patterns always use the designer original for photos and not a garment made from the pattern.

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