After that, work was so busy that my dream of having the jeans finished for his birthday and then for Christmas, were just that, a dream. I picked the pieces again in January and tried to move them forward by little chunks as I figured it would be the only way to progress. I would never manage a full day or two to complete them.
I picked a Star Trek fabric I had in my stash for the inside pockets and finished them with French seams as per the instructions.
The next step that really scared me was the flat felled seams. I have never tried them before I was worried they would be very difficult. Well with a few deep breaths and some unpicking, I got there! The Quadra has flat felled seams on the yoke and the inside legs. I did both in the end and was quite please with the results.
After the jeans are constructed, the zipper and shield are constructed and inserted and finally the waistband. Those steps came together relatively easily and there are great instructions on the Thread Theory blog sew along anyway.
Of course, such a special pair of jeans needed a special label too!
I gifted the jeans to hubby on Valentine's day (without the hardware!) and he has worn them as much as he could since. I am ridiculously happy to have finished them for him and happy that he likes them too! Now I really want to make myself more jeans, even more so as I need some!
This was on my Q1 FAL list and is another OPAM for February.
Linking to Whoop Whoop Friday.