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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ench By Sew-13 Jeans Style Sewing – Skirting the Issue

Hey wait! Those aren't jeans!
Is this sewist skirting the issue? **
I was intimidated by sewing well fitting jeans, in addition to learning how to achieve an authentic jeans-styling look when it comes to fabric, hardware, and embellishment.
So, I put aside fit issues, 
for the time being, 
and created a jeans-style skirt.

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This month show is Jeans Style Sewing – Skirting the Issue**

The Enchanted by Sewing Podcast is an  extension of my regular sewing blog Me Encanta Coser, which, roughly translated, means Enchanted By Sewing 

My blog is written in English. The name celebrates the historical and modern use of the beautiful Spanish Language in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, where I live.

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This month
1) First/El Primero - Inspiration: Why I wanted to sew my own jeans?
     * Lori talked several times about jeans she'd sewn in various Sew Forth Now podcasts. She continues to write about her projects in her long-time wonderful blog, Girls in the Garden.
* Several Threads Magazine Articles gave me the idea that jeans were a do'able sewing project. If you don't have the issues you need, check your public library. Mine keeps issues for four years. You can also buy the complete Threads archive. 
Search for Jeans articles in their online index.

2) Then/Entonces - My Prototype Jeans-Style Sewing Project: What is this skirting the issue business? And what do I mean jeans style?
     Full-On Jeans Sewing was intimidating for me. So, I started with a prototype project.
3) After That - Breaking  jeans-style sewing down into manageable chunks
    1) Fit and Pattern Selection

        BTW...Trudy of Hot Patterns has more than one jeans pattern available, including one for men! Trudy provides a wonderful service to the sewing community when it comes to YouTube videos too.

    2) Focus on Sewing Skills and Machine Skills
    3) Special Jeans Stuff - Materials, Jeans-Style Notions, hardware, and thread -

    4) Embellishment
    5) Resources
Links to several tutorials here, including a favorite fly-front zipper you tube tutorial

4) The Prototype Project
a. In this meaty section of the show (and the most fun for me!) I talk about how I implemented my manageable chunk learning style in the prototype sewing project,  my jeans-style denim skirt
5) Project Wrap Up 
  My Terminado/Done posting recaps the project and has links to all postings I wrote about the prototype
a. Why this was a successful first step project for me
    A Summary of my jeans-style skirt prototype project, with links to each posting I wrote about the project
b. Jeans – Style Learning Continues What’s next ? Where I am now when it comes to my learning to sew jeans?
    I've continue to write about my follow-on jean projects Titles of all such postings start out with the phrase "Jeans Sewing".
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** If English isn't your first language, you may not be familiar with the idiomatic phrase Skirting the issue - It means to avoid a subject, often by talking quickly about something else.