Pattern: Thread Theory's Jedediah Pants
Fabric: grey denim
Ever since I made K his last pair of Jedediah Pants, he's been bugging me to make him another. He has recently taken a professor gig in San Francisco, and needed some more professional-looking pants to see him through. With its side pockets and skinny fit, Jedediah is just perfect. Plus, it's awesome to have someone want me to make them clothes ;)
The first pair of Jedediah pants was a bit of a wearable muslin and came out a little baggy on him, so for this pair I took in the sides and the waist. I thought it would be a bit tight, but he says it's pretty near perfect. Men have absolutely no hips!
All raw edges are serged and sew flat to the fabric, and high-stress seams like the crotch are reinforced with extra stitching. This is about my sixth pair of pants this year, so I feel like I'm getting the hand of what works and what doesn't. Plus, there's something about classic menswear that just makes me want to sew perfect seams. I finished these pants and thought to myself, damn I'm good at sewing! Having the perfect pattern by Thready Theory doesn't hurt, either.
For the pockets, I'm not sure if K was drunk or just joking with our friend, but when I asked him what stitch he wanted on the pockets he said he wanted big M's for "Made by Meg" or "Meg's Man." Well, he wasn't around when I got to the pockets, so that's what he got! They're a bit abstract, so I think they could work as mountains or just zig-zag stitching anyway (pardon the chalk lines still on the fabric). He said they're a bit silly, but it was his only suggestion. The front pockets are lined in the same musical fabric as the last ones.
Well, I think I've used the word "perfect" at least four times in this post already, so you can tell I love them. I snapped these pictures before he headed off to work today, and I think they'll work just great!