Wardrobe Planning with Ann: Sailor Jeans

Jeans are a big part of the life of a Mom-on-the-go but you don’t always have to wear traditional jeans!  I had planned these jeans for Ann before COVID-19 was on the scene. Now that she is at home (like the rest of us) with the husband and 3 kiddos, these jeans are going to be in heavy rotation!

I knew once Ann finished her red linen sailor shorts that they would look great as jeans.  Try to reuse a pattern more than once.  Especially a pattern that you have successfully altered.  Get inspired and make minor style adjustments or use different fabrics to create a new look.  I already have an idea for a 3rd look!

Making a mood board like Ann’s will give you lots of ideas for the details!
The red linen sailor shorts are in the middle.

Of course, the fabric of choice is denim.

Muslin Stage

Having the fit perfected through the waist/hips made the muslin process go quickly with no tweaks.  Ann used a pair of pants from her closet to design the flared pant leg.  The muslin was needed to check the fit of the leg and the flare at the hem.
Using the muslin for the pattern.

Practice makes Perfect!
This is Ann’s first time making a pair of jeans!
She practiced inserting an exposed zipper…..

….and the pockets/buttonholes.

Andrea from Sew To Fit sent Ann a tutorial for Flat Fell Seams.
You can join Andrea’s Patreon account for more tutorials.  Thanks, Andrea for sharing!!



Bias binding for seam finishing



Weekend Glam

Business Casual

Date Night
Check Ann’s YouTube Channel for sewing videos.

Has COVID-19 changed the way you dress?  Time will tell how this pandemic changes our fashion choices.
Stay Safe and Healthy Everyone!
And as Ann always says, “I hope you get inspired to create something EXTRAordinary.” 😉

Next up, a Spring Dress!


  1. Youtique Bridal
    April 3, 2020 / 8:40 am

    I got to wear my jeans to the office already. I love them! I may be wearing them everyday 😜

    • roz
      April 4, 2020 / 7:06 pm

      So happy you like them!!!

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