The fabric is a really nice, beefy denim with a slight striation in the color. Not a poor dye job; it’s supposed to be that way!
It’s from a denim sale Ressy, The Evil Fabric Queen had. Ressy runs a co-op on yahoo groups that caters to the fabric addict. She gets some of the nicest stuff!
I did my usual with these, meaning the fly placket and pocket linings are from another fabric. On denim, I find it works out better. These is less bulk where you don’t want bulk. Hmmm, better work on the grammar of that sentence, it doesn’t parse very well.
I had intended to make these up quickly over a weekend, but one thing led to another, and they turned into more of a project. The backs just seemed a little bland, so I added some machine embroidery on the pockets and yoke, as well as some gunmetal rhinestuds. Sparklies! I likes. The added detail promotes these from being “just” jeans to being dressy jeans.
The embroidery designs are from Bobbi, over at Bullard Designs who, by the way, is having a holiday sale right now. 50% off selected designs. These designs fit right onto the pocket and yoke without any tweaking or re-sizing, which is even better.