I did it!!! I knocked of my favourite pair of jeans. Couple weeks ago I talked about a pattern-making method I was going to try using painters tape. Well folks, I finally have my white jeans done. I copied my favourite jeans.. and you can too!!! All design details are below if you want to see how I did it… In the mean time… here are some pictures of my fabulous new jeans:


I created the pattern for these jeans from my favorite pair of skinny jeans that I previously wore HERE, HERE and HERE.

The front pockets are faux. I top stitched them down. I don’t really use front pockets of jeans, so I didn’t care to add them. I did add a coin pocket though, because I wanted them to look like jeans.  IMG_8277

I am pretty impressed with the way the patch pockets turned out. At first, when I tried them on without the waistband, it felt like the yoke sat lower than where I would like, but after applying the waistband, it felt a lot more comfortable. These jeans are low waisted.IMG_8291

Here is a closeup of the patch pockets


I kept the look pretty simple with a white v neck tee I previously wore HERE, and added a yellow bag for a pop of color. I love wearing white. It looks beautiful on every skin color.


And this yellow flower from my garden happened to match perfectly! I think the yellow takes the all white outfit from awesome to fabulous 🙂 It’s just so nice and summery and happy. Perfect to celebrate the end of sewing (although in reality, I am not ready to let summer go… if only it could last 6 more months….)





I would wear this white on white look for day into evening. For a more dressy look, opt for a clutch!



PATTERN: Rub off! I used this method HERE. It was easy and quick, not technical at all.. and the pattern was perfect!

FABRIC:  I used white stretch denim from Joann’s Fabrics. You can find it  HERE

SEWING: I seriously loved sewing these jeans. The hardest part for me was inserting the fly front zipper. Its something I only do like once a year and it doesn’t seem to make sense to me. Once I figured out the zipper though, the rest was fun! The front pockets are faux. I top stitched them down. Pressing the seams well is really important here. I made sure to use steam and a tailors clapper for crisp seams. You can see my tutorial on pressing seams HERE. I applied the waistband using the stitch in the ditch foot. It was my 1st time using it. I am not a fan. I think I prefer using a regular foot, but maybe I just need to get used to it.

What are y’all working on? Any weekend sewing planned?  I am working on  an off white peplum top in a ponte knit.. that’s my next projects.. and hoping to rub off my favorite wide leg jeans.. Leave me a comment and let me know about your sewing projects



10 Comments on End of Summer sewing: White Jeans

  1. Impressive! The last time I made a pair of Calvin Klein Denim shorts was in High school over 25 years ago, & i’m not sure I have the patience to detail anymore, lol! But you did a fantastic job using the painters tape method for your pattern. The only detail I couldn’t see too well was on your hem, they almost look like you rolled them under. Curious if they are actually longer with the option of rolling them up….very stylish though!

    • HI Marsi, I know .. I sat and stared at them for a week before trying to conquer that zipper. Thank you so much! The length on the jeans is longer. By about 3 to 4 inches. I actually have the hem raw at the moment. Trying to decide on the length. If I leave them as is, they wull be anklt biter length, but I typically end up rolling up skinny jeans because for some strange reason they make me feel taller, LOL.

  2. btw…forgot to share what I’ll be working on this weekend. I recently purchased the “Anna” Dress pattern By Hand London. I’ve been seeing it made by other sewists & I’m really looking forward to it. I like the simplicity of the bodice with the kimono style sleeves and simple pleats. I would love a challenge of making jeans, but I’m a bit big on the hips & tummy lately & right now Jeggings are my BFF’. Lol!

    • Omg that is a gorgeous dress. I just googled it and saw so many variations.. what length are you going for? I love kimono sleeves… Maybe I can make one for fall..

      Oh Jeggings.. we all need them. When you are ready to make jeans, opt for a denim with stretch.. It makes the fitting so much easier.. and comfy too!

  3. FANTABULOUS! !!!! 😁😁😁😁👏👏👏👏
    You did an amazing job, and they look great on!
    You make me want to do another pair soon.
    I just finished an Olivia the pig costume, finished V9075 for myself, and now I’m off to finish some client’s work.

    • Thank you Alethia! I love them. Yes, make one! guess what next month is? National Sewing month wohoo!

      Ev one has been making V9075… Hmmm can I rock that look… Cant wait to see your version. Post pics please!

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