McCalls 5142 View BFabric:100% Cotton denim from Ralph Lauren (sold out).Prewash: I prewashed the denim 2x in warm water and dried on the cotton setting. Doing this got rid of any progressive shrinkage and excess blue dye.Notions: Gutermann thread, Isacord thread for embroidery Jean needle, Upholstery needle, 9″ jean zipper, Fusi Knit for the waistband, brass button,muslin for the pocket, topstitching edge foot and 1/4″ topstitching foot.Alterations: This is a mid-rise jean–it sits at the belly button. I used a size 12 and lengthed the back crotch 3/8″ and took in the waist 1″.Construction Details: The pattern description for view B says it’s a boot cut jean. It’s really a wide leg trouser jean which I was happy with, but if you’re looking for a boot cut–this isn’t it. The instructions are written to give you RTW results. This includes lots of topstitching.I used an upholstery weight needle for sewing on the belt loops and any other areas that had 3 or more layers of denim.The back pockets were embroidered by Judy Brown.Email me at HoustonSMF@aol.com for Judy’s contact info. Thanks Judy! You did an awesome job!Conclusion: Wide leg jeans are a fashion trend that’s great for someone with thighs (that would be me). I like this pattern and will definitely make it again!

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