The boyfriend fit is probably more my shape, because I love easy, comfortable clothing even when I’m dressing up I prefer to wear clothing that doesn’t feel to restrictive.
Despite the instructions saying to use non-stretch denim I decided to use stretch denim! I used a heavyweight denim which has a small amount of stretch. I decided the added stretch would make them feel even more easy fitting and comfortable!
For the pocket bags and waistband lining I used a lovely piece of Merchant and Mills cotton. I chose to use a heavyweight camel colour thread for the top-stitching.
My measurement are closest to the size 10. Because I ended up taking the waistband off the Ginger jeans to reduce the size, I went straight for the size 8 on this style. Also as I was making them in stretch denim rather than non-stretch I felt I needed to down size a little. I did actually end up reducing them down a bit more to. Since making this pair I have made a non-stretch pair and found the size 8 to be snug but comfortable.
The make up process was very similar to the Ginger jeans. Attention to every detail. Very clear and thorough step by step instructions that are easy to follow.
The process for applying the fly front was similar to the Ginger jeans in that you stitch the seam together and apply the fly before unpicking this seam. However the Morgan jeans feature a button front rather than a zipper. The method for creating the fly is truly flawless. However I found it a bit tricky to get the jeans in the right position to apply the hammer in buttons. There are only four buttons so even though it was a bit fiddly it wasn’t to painful. I actually love the button front more than the zip front. It also means no boring zip replacements to do if the zip breaks!
For the back pockets I decided to draw a simple classic loop design. There is so much opportunity here for creating an interesting design or adding embellishment. For future pairs I am definitely going to plan out an idea to make the pockets truly unique.
The waistband for these jeans is shaped which provides a great fit. It does also mean because the waistband is curved that it is a little more tricky to top-stitch. The instructions advised to turn the waistband to the inside and then pin and stitch from the outside. I did hand tack the inner edge down before top stitching. I knew this would give a neater finish on the inside. The tacking line also offers a guide line so you know where the edge is as you stitch. More importantly before you stitch so you can tweak and adjust the seam if necessary before you start.
Overall I am really happy with these jeans. I love the shape, I love the fit and I love having a button fly. I can’t really imagine looking for any other jeans patterns for some time.