This is pair #6.
The last time I used a sewing pattern this many times was in 1981. I was pregnant with my second child, a stay at home mom who needed maternity clothes, and fabric was cheap.
I’m a blue jeans kinda gal, and I wear this pair a LOT. I love the way they fit, and they’re really comfy.
Another pair in denim would be awesome and give me a great excuse to sew. (I always WANT to sew, but don’t always have a project.)
Instead of top-stitching this pair with a twin needle, I chose to use a single line of a reinforced stitch and a 30 weight cotton Blendable thread.
I chose heavy woven on the Sewing Advisor and then lengthened the stitch to 4.5
This stitch is straight and consists of 2 stitches forward, then one stitch back. This results in each stitch being sewn 3 times, which really makes the thread “pop”. I used the colour shown above, and although the pictures don’t do it justice, the result is eye catching. The trickiest part was keeping the stitches even when going across a thick seam intersection. I found the “needle-down” function very useful and I sewed really slowly at the tricky spots.