HP 1135 Weekender Boyfriend Jeans
*This is the classic paper pattern version;
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The only Boyfriend that will never let you down
or break your heart, these fabulous jeans are
totally on-trend, and designed for medium or
lightweight denim...but they will also work in
corduroy, velveteen, heavy washed linen,
real or faux suede or leather, cotton sateen or
twill...in fact, almost any firm pants-weight fabric!
Relaxed-fit 5-pocket Jean sits j-u-s-t below the
natural waist and has a contoured waistband
with belt carriers.
Jeans feature a slightly relaxed silhouette, with
gently tapered legs for a perfect rolled cuff,
plus the classic jeans back yoke, front zipper
fly and optional topstitching.
*These jeans are cut with a straight side seam,
which gives them that fabulous 'boyfriend' look,
but also means that they are perfect for those
classic 36"/91cm wide selvedge denims...just use
the selvedge as your cut edge on the outer leg seams.*
You know just how versatile these great jeans will be...
make them in a classic dark-rinse indigo denim,
or try some distressing techniques for a super-casual look.
You’ll be wearing these with feminine blouses, sharp
menswear-style shirts, and your favorite T’s; but try
them too with sharp jackets and cosy cardigans, lacy
camisoles and chunky sweaters...Boyfriend Jean perfection!
For all sizes, you'll need around 2 yards/182cm of 60"/150cm
wide fabric; however, if you choose to utilize the selvedge
of your denim for the side seams, you'll need 4 yards/364cm
of 36"/91cm wide selvedge denim.
You'll also need about 3/8 yard/34cm of 60"/150cm wide lining,
plus1 x 7"/18cm jeans zipper, 1 x 3/4"/2cm diameter jeans button,
and contrast topstitching thread.
Easy to sew. Easy to wear.
As only having worked with pants patterns from the "Big Four " before I was pleasantly surprised to need few alterations to achieve the fit I wanted . I did not have to re draft this pattern "to death" , which can be discouraging to any sewer, when you spend more time fixing than sewing ! The proportions of the pattern are timely,with the leg dimensions and hem opening on target with what is happening . I did choose to use narrow selvage denim , and I was delighted with the results.
I had a couple problems with this pattern, but nothing that wasn't pretty easily fixed. I didn't think too much about these pants otherwise, until a friend demanded to know WHERE I got those pants! She loved the cut, said she hadn't seen anything quite like them. That I made them is going to be our little secret for now.
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