McCall's 5142 - The Boot-cut Jean

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Project Details

Pattern: McCall's 5142, View B/C
Fabric: Denim (100% cotton)
Notions: 1 5/8" jean button; 7" brass jean zipper

Description: Jeans with front pockets with optional coin pocket, fly front, back patch pocket, back yoke, carriers, topstitch detail, slightly low-rise waist (2" below waist) and boot wide leg.

I can tell y'all already that this is going to be my "TNT" jean pattern... I absolutely love it! Palmer/Pletsch really know how fit clothing. This is a "REAL" jean pattern... they are constructed very much like RTW. They have built-in alteration lines printed on the tissue. They offer 2 waist band options: a straight band (what I used) and a contour band.

I've used 2 Vogue patterns in the past for jeans and I've had to cut a size 18, but in this one I used a size 16. The crotch curve in these jeans are PERFECT! No crotch smiles! Everything was where it was suppose to be and that worked out perfect because I didn't have to do a lot of alterations... just my normal ones.
  • I added 3" inches to the length. I like my jeans extra-long to wear with heels.
  • I had to nip the waist in almost 1" and also the back seam, right below the waistband.
  • After the previous adjustment, I had to adjust the waistband accordingly.
  • I didn't care for the shape of the pocket that was included in the pattern, so I drafted my own based on a pair of RTW jeans I have.
  • I also created my own design for the back pockets using my embroidery machine.
  • I added center creases because I like my jeans pressed.
  • I used contrasting silver embroidery thread for the topstitching.
  • The inseam is approximately 35 inches.
  • The front rise is 10 inches and the back is 14.
  • The leg opening is 23 inches.
These jeans have a nice fit without being too tight and I can't wait to make another pair.

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