I left my wonderful tailored and cut out my TNT Jennifer Stern (J Stern) jeans/khaki pattern fabric out for about 3 months. Last night, I attempted sewing them - wonderful. The pattern went together wonderfully in just over an hour with just the waistband and hem to finish. I decided to wait until morning. The fabric is a black denim-ish stretch fabric from Mood Fabrics. I don't wear khaki (I resemble Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, a bit too literally when I do).
What happened? Well, I followed the pattern directions to "ease" in the waistband - although I have made her jeans and have never "eased" the waistband. But, I did so in the morning. Didn't try them on - wow. Waistband way too tight. So, I'm outta fabric - a trek to Mood in is order. They fit wonderfully - and I can probably recover this fail (if I can find similar fabric).
The offending pants and waistband:
The pants, picture above, are recoverable.
The offending directions I normally don't follow, above.
I also fell back in love with my JStern red jeans.
Have you ever messed up your TNT pattern with execution errors? I simply don't know why I did so this time.
P.S. Update - on my way out the door today - spotted the leftover fabric (to my surprise) in my stash bin. I couldn't remember having any fabric left (hurray!) - I normally don't. So, this may complete faster than I anticipated!