I often air my sewing woes on this blog. Because not everything is fine and dandy in the sewing world over here at The Last Stitch. But with my new Anita jeans from Burdastyle I can’t come up with a single complaint about my experience. They turned out even better than I had hoped for and I love how they fit. This is exactly how I want my basic jeans to look like. Dark, fitted, slightly vintage feel and not too much bleach and otherwise distressed fabric .
I went down half a size from when I last made these and I’m glad I did. These pair hugs the bum better and hopefully they won’t sag too much with wear. As I talked about in my video blog, I always get insane amounts of fabric sagging in the back when wearing RTW trousers. I sometimes alter my trouser patterns to minimize the sag, but since I knew from my previous Anita pair that excess fabric in the back wasn’t a huge issue, I skipped that step with this pattern,. Of course there are some sagging going on here, but waaay less than with RTW jeans.
I love doing topstitching, it’s definitely one of my favorite thing to do with a sewing machine. By the way, when I said I had zero of hiccups, that is not entirely true as I did put the jeans fly on the wrong side (right instead of left). But I refuse to obsess about that detail!
I prefer to topstitch the inside leg seam rather than the outer seam. I like how it keeps the seam in place and prevents chafing.
Can you tell how happy I’m about these new jeans! I think I need to make another pair in the future, but in black denim instead.