As promised, JStern jeans, my second version, in red stretch denim from the much-loved TNT pattern. Red jeans are in (as far as trends) right now - I'm seeing them everywhere. ( I also chopped 16" off my hair - this is the wavy version).
I also deepened and extended the back crotch curve and deepened and extended the front crotch curve. Result: comfy!
Here they are again, a bit closer up - really a wonderful fit and I'm thrilled.
I recommend if using stretch denim to use a material such as silk organza as an interfacing, and to add ribbon or other materials inside where the pocket opening exists to reinforce the opening (high end jeans do this I see in my RTW jeans). Therefore, you get reinforced pockets with little to no stretch.
One more recommendation - Jennifer recommends sewing on the pockets before the pants are put together (outseams and inseams); however, I wait until right before I put on the belt loops - it seams I am very picky about the placement. I recommend this method, although it does make it more difficult to sew the pockets on. But I'm okay with the difficulty I'm much more concerned with pocket placement.
This pattern is a dream to sew up and I highly recommend it.
Now, what to do with myself - I have no more UFOs. I bought some quilting material and have plenty of patterns and stash material to sew. I'm pretty excited to catch up on my projects!