I bought a 2nd pair of Denim and Co jeans at the same times as the first.. This second pair is described as a “slim leg”. On the models, including a plus-sized, it looked like what I wanted but I have misgivings about the term. I’ve ordered too many pairs of pants which the host described as “slim leg not a jegging”. I get jeggings. I ordered this slim leg but for insurance, I also bought the straight leg jean previously blogged about. Another obvious difference between the two is that the straight leg has a yoke – which complicated alterations. However, having seen the final fitting of the first jean, I wasn’t gung-ho to dive into the same alterations. I decided to take it slow. I took first pics i.e. what they looked like without alterations.
Then I added the elastic inside the waistband– just as I did for the previous pair–to make the waist snug.
I hemmed the first pair 2″ and still felt they were a little long–(but that’s the amount I turned up during fitting); so these I hemmed these 3″. Still shy about launching into 3 hours of alterations, I took a 2nd set of pics; and compared with the first set and then with the previously altered jeans. Wow not a whole lot of difference. I would need to invest another 3 hours of work into alterations I wasn’t sure were make a whole lot of difference. I left it overnight.
Returning the next morning, I finished. Nailed down what needed to be nailed down and invested a puff of steam into the hem; and I took more pics.
They’re pretty good except for the bagginess over the back thigh.
I decided to look at the difference between the final of the First pair of QVC jeans and this 2nd pair
I don’t believe the 3 hours of alterations significantly improved the fit.
These Denim and Co jeans may not be high fashion but they come close to well-fitting. The waist is a little big, the leg a little long and they are baggy beneath the seat. I am tempted to buy a 3rd pair but ensure I buy PETITE. That’s what I thought I was buying this time but both my Order Status and the jeans tag say “W” (women). I’m curious as to whether the only change would be a shorter leg or if there would be some change to the baggy.
Oh well, while I contemplate that possibility, I’m going to enjoy wearing my dark-wash jeans.