While I was working on the cool recess raglan shirt, I also wanted to play with some pleather and denim. Again, practice on the kid so I can have some skillz for myself. That’s what they’re for, right?
Enter remnant bin, again. I bought 2 <1 yard remnants of denim and pleather to play with.
I got out the old trusty Ottobre and traced a pair of jeans with an elastic waist – no sense in getting too fancy with a real fly.
I ALWAYS add my seam allowance as I trace out the Ottobre patterns, except for this one time. I have no idea why. It worked out though – I just pinked the seams instead of serging and it worked out. Still – kicking myself. Since I made 2 pairs, that’s just more of a pain in the ass than I wanted. I measured and added the ‘knee patches’ and just picked the pockets to make into pleather.
I made a green and tan pair. Getting the creases out of the pleather: not so easy.
OMG – topstitched baby butt!!!! so cute!! I used my Teflon foot for the whole thing. worked GREAT. a 90 denim needle on the whole thing too. EASY. I had no issues at all. Go Viking! DO experiment with samples of your vinyl/pleather….this tan one liked to ‘pop’ and crack more…it had a tighter knit backing and was thinner overall. I really expected this one to hold up better, but surprisingly did not. It’s not super noticeable, but I’m not going to buy more of it.
Now, these jeans, I love. Again, call the early 80s, Becky is stuck.
This pleather took the stitching much better. It was thicker – almost like upholstery-foamy-knit on the back side – not really thick, but thicker than the tan version. I love it more – it’s Chanel-meets-Queen. I blew out the exposure on these so you can see the stitching on the black.
Ok, so I may have ventured a bit more into the Freddie Mercury category than the Coco Chanel, but I love it.
No outfit is complete without princess shoes.
Now, to teach her to sing Killer Queen.