originally published 2/14/12
I knew this denim was non-stretch. I knew it was on the heavy side. I mean, you can buy heavier and stiffer denim, but this dark wash denim is a terrific weight for winter wear. It’s so dark a blue, it’s almost black. I expect to wear it for quite some time.
I always like to see the pictures of how I would look in the grocery line. These are OK. But I want you to see how really OK they are. Here is the back, considerably lightened:
I’m always criticising my pants. Here the pant looks the right length, but has too much ease in the back thigh. I could remove some of that, especially since TJ906 has the center back seam. I may do that in future versions, but I wanted these to be very RTW and I top stitched nearly every seam. I used a matching thread so maybe you can’t see it. But I know all those d@mn stitches are there and I’m not taking them out.
I want you to see the really lightened front too.
I locked my knees, a bad habit of mine. But does it look like the center front is dipping down slightly? I don’t normally see that. I’m wondering if it’s the 5 Holiday pounds, constipation, or a glitch I hadn’t noticed before?
I wish I’d taken better pictures of the back pockets:
It is machine embroidery, but a slightly different style than I usually choose. This was designed for a pocket top and consists of a row of scallops connected to a satin stitch flower. I’m also experiments with the placement of my pockets, but I keep returning to aligned with the yoke or center back seam.