I got busy over the weekend and made myself a new pair of Jalie jeans (Jalie 2908). I have made variations of these jeans before as skinny cargos and skinny denims. I like the skinny style at the moment so I stayed with that for this latest pair. However, to add a bit of interest, I inserted zip detailing and horizontal seams above the knee. My inspiration was this pair of jeans from Country Road.
I added a centimetre or so to the length of the front and just folded and stitched to make the seam above the knee. Then I assembled the jeans as usual except that I only finished the inside leg seam below the horizontal knee seams, leaving the crotch seam open. Next I finished the outside leg seams and inserted the zips before finishing the crotch seam. This just made it easier to sew the zips. I inserted the zips according to this very simple method by 'A lemon squeezy home'.
I put two zips on the right side and one on the left. At the back of the zips I sewed a piece of fabric the same size as the zip facing to make a kind of pocket and to stop the zip poking and being uncomfortable. The inside of the zips looks like this (the checked fabric is the front pocket lining.