Well, that’s unexpected….

All that pretty topstitching... 😦

I can’t say that it’s a first (though maybe it is?) but my jeans are too big. I even took in the side seams by about 1/2″, and they are still too big. 😕 So now, I’m not sure what to do, since I can pinch out about another inch before activating the stretch (that would be about 2″ total). The fly is already finished, so I don’t want to rip that out. Maybe the center back seam? That’ll ruin two rows of nearly perfect topstitching, plus a row of regular stitching, but if it will make them fit it will be worth it. How much can one reasonably take out of a center back seam though? I’m scared to take much more out of the side seams, because there’s pockets that I plan to use. Maybe I’ll think more clearly after I’ve had lunch and a bit more time to think it over. Wish me luck.

Guess I’ll be working on a new “sloper” for pants soon. I can’t decide whether I’m thrilled because there has been significant inches lost (I am) or whether I’m kinda freaked about making a new one (I’m that too).

4 thoughts on “Well, that’s unexpected….

  1. Oh, no! I would be totally at a loss :(. (Well, if anything I’d probably say damn the pockets and keep taking in the side-seams… but it will look a bit odd.) Congratulations on the weight loss, though. Are these the Jalie pattern, or a different one?


    • Thanks! I’ve been really happy to lose the weight, though had been oblivious to the fact that I’ve been losing from my waistline (it doesn’t *look* any smaller). Guess I need to break out the measuring tape to see what there is to see.

      These are the Jalie’s that I’ve made before and I’d been using them as my “sloper” for all pants, because I’d gotten them to fit so well.


  2. Sometimes your own weight loss (and gain for that matter) is hard to see because it’s so gradual. Day to day the changes aren’t significant, but it’s hard to argue with your sloper that good things are going on. 🙂


  3. Hmm.. that *sort of* stinks to have to make a new sloper, but it’s also cool that it’s because your pants are too big 🙂 I hope you’re able to get everything fixed and just right.


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