Hi Everyone! Since the creation of my Chainmaille Leather Jacket, I've been bursting with other ideas which incorporate maille with clothing. I hastily threw these jeans together so I would have something new to wear for the American Sewing Expo :D They are made from super stretch denim and stainless steel rings.
Note super stretch. I'd forgotten about that little detail when sewing them together and when I realized it there was no time to truly fix the fit. They're too big on me! (Seriously, the whole point of making my own clothes is to have them fit me perfectly!) Oh well... we craft and learn.
A quick reminder to any sewers out there: Remember to make your practice muslin out of the same type of material as your actual garment. For example, do not make your jeans muslin with 100% cotton, zero stretch denim if the real jeans will be made with extra stretchy, probably 50% spandex denim. It will save you a lot of heartache.
On the bright side, I now have pants my friends and I could share, Lol!
Wanting to play with more chainmaille on the sides, I made the jeans high-waisted. I also had to add an adjustable waistband due to them falling down.....
Each maille piece took about two days to make, which is excellent timing for handwork. Stitching them to the denim, on the other hand, required a whole week!
Of course, these wouldn't be my jeans without my signature "J".
I hope you enjoyed looking through all the photos! I had more to share than usual thanks to my amazing friend and photographer, Stefanie! Go check her out and follow on instagram: stef_with_an_f_
It honestly took me forever trying to choose which pictures to share, so enjoy these blooper-behind-the-scenes shots :)
I can never stay serious during a photoshoot!
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I'm Jasmine, a young designer passionate about creating! I hope my work inspires YOU to think outside the box and use your talents to do amazing things!