Someone give this girl a pattern line. I'd buy every one. Your creations are stunning, they remind me of Mike and Chris but with so much more originality. Mark my words, you'll be seeing stuff like this in Urban Outfitters next year.
This would have to be my most ambitious sewing endeavor to date: the outfit. Not just one, but two! (I sewed my sister's also)
Anywho, once we found the PERFECT vintage pattern on ebay, we went to work resizing the size 20 1/2 pattern. After a couple of mockups and a lot of vodka crans, it was ready to go. We also used Vogue 8213 for matching jackets, and I tried to sew a hat from a Vogue hat pattern but it was so wack that I gave up in frustration. Extra kudos to my friend Berkleigh (far left), this was her first sewing project!
I'd recommend getting a pants pattern when they are .99 at Joann, Hancock, wherever and using that. Jeans (and pants in general) have tons of detail work and pieces...I know that I haven't mustered up the courage yet to attempt sewing them.
However, Threads magazine had a tutorial in their latest issue for taking a pair of existing pants and making your own pattern from them. It seemed pretty thorough, but like I said before I'm to scaredy to make pants.
Hmm I was just going to start a very similar thread, so I will second this. I'm going to Pitchfork Festival this weekend, and my friend and I want to hit up some fabric shops. I'd love some recommendations.