I've made myself some new jeans, but (warning, lack of elegance alert) they're not very exciting. They are corduroy, and I do love corduroy jeans. They are so warm and comfy during winter. But I'm first to admit corduroy is a very casual fabric and sadly not considered in the same class as denim jeans. These are my equivalent of trackydacks. The purpose of my new jeans is just for casual warmth, for when I'm on my bike or the beach, or if on a cold evening I just want to slip something warm on to curl up on the couch and drink tea and knit in front of the TV, so don't peer too close or expect any chic fabulousness here...hehe.
My two old pairs have really got too old and a little threadbare and mis-shapen through use this last winter so I needed another pair. I used Burda 7863 again, but added a few extra details: namely a zip placket and a little coin pocket that are features present in most ready-to-wear-jeans, but absent from this pattern. The legs have been flared out a little more from knee to ankle to get more of a boot-cut than a skinny silhouette. I also eliminated the pocket flaps and added a kinda nice zig-zag decorative feature on the back pockets. What do you think of this design? (oh, and do you know how hard it is to take a picture of your own butt?!)
I also fine-tuned the fit a little better. This is the third pair of jeans I've made from this pattern and the fit is sooo dependent on the stretch of fabric... really the fitting process needs to be worked through all over again with each new pair.
Jeans; Burda 7863, rust corduroy
Boots; Mina Martini, from Marie-Claire shoes