Oy, it has been a long while, but that’s because I have been diligently working on drafting a jeans pattern. After about the 7th try (I am not exaggerating), I thought, “Eureka! I’ve got my master jeans pattern!” but alas, that thought was premature. This attempt is closer than the others, but the jeans are still too big. In fact, I can pull them off without unbuttoning or unzipping them.
Fit has always been my nemesis. With jeans, my struggle has always been to find jeans that don’t gape at the waist. I have big legs, so jeans are usually snug in the legs and huge in the waist (I don’t have a petite waist, but apparently it is not as disproportionately sized as my legs). My goal with patternmaking classes was to be able to make things that actually fit me. I am slowly working my way toward that goal, but my severe lack of spatial skills provides many obstacles.
You know what has been great, though, is that I have not been all that discouraged or frustrated. Most people could probably get a custom pattern right on the first or second try. Me? I might never get it right, but I am actually enjoying the process. I never thought I could actually like something I am not good at (I am asian, after all), but I was wrong!
Okay, so I bought more denim, and I am going to try again, AND I have to make my mother a pair, too. Oy.