Yesterday, I finished the jeans. I thought it would be one of the harder pieces to sew but was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't as bad as I feared. I'm becoming a pro at pockets and zippers and waistbands...not really! But at least I'm able to make patterns with those details and have them turn out not-so-bad. A first for me this time was the belt loops. Another detail that I had been dreading but is really simple to do.
It's hard finding someplace to lay these suckers out and get a picture of them. K is planning on wearing them tomorrow so I'll be able to hopefully, take a better picture. I think the Sarita jeans would look nice with a contrasting top stitch. I wasn't feeling too confident in my ability to top stitch straight so I used matching thread. These would also work well with a twill instead of denim.
The only adjustment I made to the jeans was to take 1 1/2 inches off each side through the hips. Otherwise, the fit is good. The only snag I ran into was the back pocket embroidery. It's not complicated but for whatever reason, it was giving me fits. I kept trying to use a triple straight stitch but couldn't manage the curves with it. I've been practicing though since it seems like it would be a useful stitch.
I hoping to have the skirt and the SWAP finished next week. We'll see....