Hi! Nicole here. I’ve had a pair of Isle Shorts in my mind since first sewing the pattern back in January, and I can’t believe it’s taken me halfway through summer to make it happen. Inspired by high waisted vintage shorts, this Isle Jean Short Tutorial is an easy way to make comfortable, cute shorts
The Isle Jeans include flare and wide leg options, which I love, but once you have dialed in the waist/hip/rise fit of any jeans pattern, having more leg options is always a plus. Today I will walk you through adjusting your Isle jeans to achieve a straight leg or relaxed fit style. Tutorial This tutorial
It’s time to finish our jeans! We’ll add the final topstitching to the fly, sew the buttonholes, attach the buttons, and sew the hems. EDGESTITCH ZIPPER ON THE WEARER’S RIGHT SIDE Using a zipper foot, edgestitch the wearer’s right side zipper, starting at the top of the waistband and meeting the edgestitch from step 13.
In this post, we’ll be sewing and attaching our belt loops. We’ll also attach our waistband facing. SEW THE BELT LOOPS Fold the raw edge of the belt loop in 3/8” (1 cm), wrong sides touching. Fold the finished edge in to just before the previously folded edge. Topstitch the edge at 1/8” (0.3 cm).
We are going to sew the back rise and move on to prepping and attaching the pockets. Then we’ll sew inseam and side seams, which is a great time to check the fit and length of your jeans. SEW THE BACK RISE & TOPSTITCH With the right sides together, sew the back rise. Finish the
In this post, we’ll be constructing the front fly and attaching the zipper to our jeans. We will begin by sewing the front rise. SEW THE BOTTOM OF THE FRONT RISE Pin the front rise with the right sides together. Sew the seam from the bottom of the rise to the marked point at 1/2”
We’ll begin sewing our jeans by transferring markings, prepping the center fly, adding interfacing, and sewing the darts. SEAM ALLOWANCE, MARKINGS & TOPSTITCHING Unless noted, the seam allowance included is 1/2” (1.25 cm) for joined seams. Clip or mark the notches and pocket placements. The notches are indicated by “T” marks. The pocket placements are