Tuesday, February 26, 2008

RTW Copy...Ready to rock!!!

Yup! They are all done... and I couldn't be more pleased with the fit.... Copying RTW may be the smartest sewing thing I've done... that and learning to make my own Bellydance Costumes.... I mean crazy belly dance costumes start at around $150 for the plain boring ones and for the Unique, non "cookie cutter" ones they go to the thousands! yuk! I personally perfer a vacation to a costume... I know this comes as a shock to anyone who doesn't belly dance.. it also comes as a shock to people who start to bellydance!!!

I needed to learn to make jeans... I live my life in them! Jeans and knit shirts! And good designer jeans cost alot... but now I can just do this.....
yay!!!!

Since the original jeans were a non stretch woven and these are a stretch they could be a little tighter... and now if only I could find some higher quality denim!!! This denim is from Joanns and I can already tell by the end of the day my jeans are going to be stretched and loose... ofcourse they'll probably shrink back up after I wash them but still!
I have some RTW jeans that do this and it drives me crazy... cause at the end of the day they fit all loose, so you feel all good about yourself,,, then you wash them..... they shrink up, you put them on.. doing the wriggle dance to get them up over the hips, thinking "wow, I need to lose some weight! what did I eat yesterday!!!" Awwwww!
Maybe I'm the only one...
Anyways... on with the search for high quality denim! And some better looking rivits and jean buttons... these from Joanns... also, just not doing it for me.
And I'm already thinking about what I'm going to copy next... but I've been bad today and not done any sewing work so that has to be what I do next... or else I'll have a very angry bellydancer after me wanting her costume!

4 comments:

laura said...

I'm waaay envious. All I'm going to do is try to make a purse tonight (big deal!). But only after I shovel my driveway and we have yet one more storm coming through tomorrow. Debbie Cook from stitchesandseams.blogspot.com has mentioned denim a lot in her blog.Maybe stretch denim? I can't remember but you might want to check her sources. She's also very good!!

Mary E said...

You're not the only one. I honestly believe that you have to make (or buy) stretch jeans super, super tight. By the next day they are perfect. With a flat behind, this growing can really be a terrible problem.

Anonymous said...

Yes, learning to make your own costumes was one super-smart decision! The ones without any crystals are even expensive! I prefer stretch denim jeans also but I have to be careful; too snug/high waisted and it's muffin-top city, too loose and it's saggy-town... makes shopping for jeans quite an event (not all of us can make them!)

Anonymous said...

Ooops, forgot to sign the above post. It's Rach