Merchant & Mills Pattern : Clementine
Slim fitting jeans skirt with a back split and shaped waist band. This is a pattern that we would advise making a toile first, firstly to adjust the fit if needed but secondly to familiarise with the pattern instructions. We have not used a traditional flat-felled jeans seam, we have chosen instead to topstitch the seam, which is easier to achieve on a domestic machine.
For women's sizes 6 - 18.
Recommended Fabric : 8-12.5oz denim (up to 14oz with a heavy duty sewing machine)
44" fabric : 2 - 2 1/2 yds
60" fabric : 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 yds
1/2 yd cotton fabric for pockets
A heavy duty thread rather than a topstitch thread gives a more authentic look to the topstitching and is easier to use. You may find that you get a better stitch using a matching standard ‘sew all’ thread in the bobbin.
Notions: Matching thread, 7″ metal jeans zip, Jeans needle, Large eye sewing needle, Heavy duty contrast thread/top stitching thread, Matching standard contrast thread (to use in the bobbin), one button approx 18mm (5/8")