Thursday, 9 October 2014

I have a new boyfriend - meet Wyome


By Jove, I think I've got it! This is my third attempt at making Named Wyome jeans and this time I'm much happier (see attempt one and two here).


These were made from some lovely blue 100% linen from Spotlight, which I nabbed on sale for $15/m. I definitely think this beautiful fabric has helped with the success of these jeans, along with some other small changes described below.


Oops, cut a bit too close to the selvedge along the side there! That's because I was squeezing another pattern out of this fabric too. All will be revealed soon.

The most obvious change I made was to change the pockets to those from the Jamie jeans pattern. The Jamie pockets are larger and the placement is much higher. This detracts slightly from the boyfriendness of the Wyome style, but improves the look around the bum region. If you don't believe me, ask my sister.



I also changed the shape of the front crotch curve. The picture below shows the new curve (arrow) and the original curve (flap of paper). This is only a tiny change, but makes quite a difference to the fit. 

Happily I can report that camel toe is no longer an issue.


The other changes were to add 5cm to the leg length and to use a normal zip fly, instead of buttons. I don't know why I didn't use buttons. I think I went into autopilot and kind of forgot. I will try to remember buttons for a future pair.


The extra leg length means I can wear these down...


...or rolled up. I like them both ways, but rolled up is probably my preference. I didn't change the leg width at all.


I am rather thrilled with these jeans. The tweaks and twerks took a while to get right, but I think I appreciate the final result even more for the effort involved. Also, the linen will be perfect for summer. Yay for new boyfriends.

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24 comments:

  1. Very cool jeans! You have nailed this pattern. I am with your sister and like the bigger pockets as well.

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    1. Yes, much as I hate to admit it, she was right!

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    2. I have just nominated you as part of the blog hop. I hope you don't mind!

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  2. Linen jeans. How very cool for summer. The pockets work so well too.

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    1. It will be my first pair of linen jeans, so I hope to wear them a lot in the hot weather

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  3. Very nice. Isn't it great when you tweak a pattern to perfection!

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    1. I don't know about perfection, but thank you!

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  4. Wow! You have really perfected the fit of these jeans. They are very flattering and I love the linen. All your hard work has definitely paid off.

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    1. Thank you so much. I love a good jeans pattern!

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  5. WowWee Girlfriend...but that new 'boyfriend' looks good on you :-)

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  6. They look and fit wonderfully! The changes you've made much improved it from the previous two versions. I hope you and Wyatt go on many nice dates together :)

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    1. Ha ha, yes I do think we'll be very happy together...until the next boyfriend comes along!

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  7. These look great! I need to work on my pattern. I made my first pair, but I made them too big plus I have a lot of extra fabric in the fly area. I need to redraw the seam and shorten it a little for me. Here's hoping I get as good as results you have!

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    1. Oh that's interesting. Did you choose your size based on the size chart? Good luck with the adjustments.

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  8. Waow, it fabulous and perfect on you !
    I need a new one now ;)

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    1. It was your gorgeous pair that inspired me to buy the pattern, so thank you!

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  9. Amazing how the look of the behind region depends so much on pocket placement.

    Well done on your perseverance, you look very cool, in both ways.

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    1. When I used to wear RTW jeans, I spent years on a quest to find the perfect pocket placement as it does make a huge difference. It is so much easier now that I can just put the pockets where I like!

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  10. Yey well done, they are really great well done. I am halfway through mine, I just ran out of topstitch tread as I was about to do the belt loops and waistband. I can also report the crotch looks a bit weird at the moment, as reported by my husband when I tried them on. Wonder if I can be bothered to undo my beautiful topstiching to take a bit out like you, thanks for the pic. It might just make it all ok as apart from that I love them at the moment.

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    1. Hmmm, not easy to take a piece out of the crotch after they are made up. I hope they turn out ok. Good to see you again last week :)

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  11. Just purchased this pattern for use by all the girls in the family. Hope mine come out as well.

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    1. You're lucky to have lots of girls to sew for. It will be interesting to see how the pattern fits the different shapes and sizes. Good luck!

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  12. Great looking jeans, great fit!

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