HERE. But as usual around this time I get that same knot in my stomach. It's at this time I know I have to answer that AGE OLD question of "What jeans and I going to wear"? Usually at this time every year I'd be lucky to have 2 pair of nice, well fitting jeans. This year I have NONE since I just wore out my last pair of jeans---the pair of Gap jeans I got from a fancy consignment shop for only $4 (that was an awesome deal!). I have ALWAYS had the hardest time finding jeans that fit and weren't Super expensive.
The reason I have so much trouble is due to the length of my lower half. I have some long legs!!!! Now I don't say that to brag or anything---- I'm simply just stating a fact. I am 5'8", short-waisted, and have a 34" in seam which makes it EXTREMELY difficult to find jeans that I like. You know, jeans with all of the right characteristics --- great fit, color, stretch in addition to them being long enough. I can usually survive the Spring and Summer without problem thanks to capris! Where would I be without them. I even buy pants too short for me and convert them into capris. But I have no way of getting around the issue during the cold weather. And since I know that's impending, I'm determined to break the cycle of panic and head this problem off early.
I've elected to do things differently this year and every year hereafter. I've made a new decision when it comes to finding jeans. I will no longer look for them and spend countless of hours searching for the perfect fit and length. It's OFFICIAL and I'm calling it QUITS!!!! I've decided to "Boycott the RTW jean ALTOGETHER!!! I'll be making my own from now on. I love being a Seamstress!!! As most of you know the arrival of such great jean patterns such as Jalie 2908 (which like most of you I also own) have made that a possibility. I've I also have a couple of other jean patterns as well. In addition to that I've already got jean fabric and corduroy fabric as well.
So I wrote this post to EXCLAIM that I'm joining the ranks of all you jean-sewers out there. I will probably be a Jean-Sewer-for-Life, that is until Express begins selling their $50+ jeans for $5. I know, not likely to happen but a Girl can dream right---LOL!!!! Jokes aside, I'll only buy jeans if I find everything I want for a decent price. If not, I'll no longer stress about it, especially since I can sew my own. In boycotting the RTW jean I'm finally ending the years of struggle of finding the right jeans. Now I know I'm not the only one out there. Since You've been sewing, what's the one RTW garment that you've Boycotted (or came close to Boycotting) and Why?