Friday, February 3, 2012

Finished Jeans & a new scarf!

I guess this makes 5 pairs of jeans now from the Burda pattern (7863).  So this makes it a TNT (tried and true) for me.  I love how easy it is to fit.  Of course what makes it easy is the fact you are dealing with stretch fabric and its a fitted pattern.  Fitted but not tight.  Here's another grey pair; a brushed twill with a touch of Lycra from the Cloth MerchantsShown in one of the pictures is the top stitching thread I used.  I've picked up several colors from B-Sew Inn and I'm happy with the results.  

As you can see, I've gotten brave didn't chicken out and used a contrasting color to topstitch again.  LOL.  One other change I've made to the jeans is narrowing the waistband to one inch.  Wearing them feels better with a slightly narrower band.  

I've also had time to play with knitting again.  I was browsing around one of the local independent yarn shops, when I spied a cool shawl-shaped neck scarf.  I love the look.  So I guess I whipped this out in a week with a little help understanding the pattern from my good friend Teresa.  This is an easy pattern too, so you understand how beginner I am.  Teresa is constantly knitting/busy with something.  She never seems to take any downtime.  LOL.  My hat's off to her.  If you are interested in the pattern, it was a free download from and it is called the Minnie scarf.

 I can see myself making this up several times.  If I can find the right color teal yarn, it will be next.  It's also has the same shade of grey the pants have and will look nice with the t-shirt I have up next to sew.  It's cut out and I hope to get it done today.  'Course, I said that yesterday too.  LOL.

That's all for today...


  1. Practice makes perfect as you just demonstrated with your terrific jeans! You can have any color jeans you want now. How great is that? Love the scarf too.

    1. Thank you Gwen! I'm really starting to like knitting now there is so much more help available.