I have not sewn denim
in forever ever!! But I really wanted dark denim Capri’s. They just seem so ‘there’, kind of up from jeans, more stylish, a bit more of a statement. Are you with me here?
My problem was that I kept looking at denim fabric and was so totally confounded and intimidated. Fifty shades of blue.
Then. There’s the treachery of denim and grainlines. Apparently, per my research, they do not mix or dance. Denim has a mind of its own, once the twist is there, it is never to be tamed…could I resign my OCD self to such a strong-minded fabric?
OK. I was scared off!
I am on a new plane. Coco Rosie is my new name when it comes to denim. LOL.
I took a deep breath and ordered ‘Prepster Blue Stretch Denim’ from Fabric.com. And I am in love 🙂
I should buy a bolt.
Getting back to the pattern…everything came together! This is a great capri pattern! Fun features, look at the pockets and topstitching detail!
Of course, with my drawstring aversion, I used elastic in the waistline. Small matter. Little adjustment I made to the waistline: I am short in the rise, so I folded over a bit more than the pattern indicated. This was a simple change. Otherwise, great fit! I am 5’7″, 130 lb., kind of regular bod, and sewed a Medium.
Back fit is fine.
The waist is not too gathered to wear with a ‘tuck-in’.
And they are just perfect for cropped jackets.
Here is how I will probably wear them all winter, my fav top from JJill…
Can you tell I really like this pattern and this fabric? I have some red alova on hand that is destined to be my next pair of Capri’s. oh yeah 🙂
Bye with a big smile – Coco