Hi Guys, Yes I always remember your mod Hutch, my trousers thread is burnt in my mind.
Maybe I need to make the V slightly more curved on the undersides. Kate, I also preferred them as they were but I do see how their placement affects the size and shape of one's posterior, they were a demonstration pair really as I have never made jeans before. The Denim is very soft and I also washed it before striking it, possibly to soft! I started doing the ironwork because I was used to doing it, also due to my calfs and hips I thought it might be good to do, certainly makes them different. Thanks Gerger I'll look at the bulk around the pockets, I think the problem I am having is the fabric shaping itself about my wrists which is why I thought maybe adding a bit of stay tape might stop this; I'll take a photo of it when I next wear them.
I have some new Japanese denim but it much stiffer than the last lot, yes it is a twill type weave Kate. I am going to use this new cloth for a test garment, which is why I am looking for a decent overlocker, the edge binding I do on my raw edges doesn't look that great on normal reverse side of denim. Would I be better to modify my normal trousers draft or, draft again from Chaudhry? They look a bit strange at the front because, in my mind I am still quite corpulent but, in reality I am not particularly; well for my age and therefore added a stupid amount of ease to the top panels. I'll pay particular attention to the V on both parts to ope them up a bit, and not cut in so much on the rear parts or ease up front. Once I have the pattern locked down, and an overlocker I can then crack on with making a few pairs, with felled seams as with commercially produced garments. I want to get the jeans down so I can also use it for moleskin. I'm making a pair of trousers out of some nice flannel cloth at the moment before getting back to my jeans project.
Thanks for the cheeky illustrations Hutch, I do need to add a bit there which I also think the pockets will then look better when placed further out. I'll be starting on it next week, hopefully.