Bref si vous avez l’envie de coudre du « jean », prévoyez de bonnes aiguilles à la fois pour assembler les pièces (j’ai dû casser pas loin d’une vingtaine d’aiguilles Bohin) et surtout une aiguille « spécial Jean ».
For this first Charlotte skirt, no hesitation on the choice of fabric: denim perfect to highlight pockets ;))) … And once again, I have looked the denim in beautiful indigo blue color fully consistent with Bennytex;)))
Level: Intermediate (for denim) – Timing : 3 hours – Cost : €€€
Charlotte Skirt by Republique du chiffon includes all details : a perfect cut, a fitted waist and especially pockets…
Once the Denim by Bennytex in hands, I immediately imagined with Charlotte skirt for its indigo blue color and consistency (600g this is the 1st time I sew the « jeans »), the latter earned me Patience , energy and thoroughness;)))
Indeed I must say that the « jeans » is a difficult material to « tame » and needs to be well equipped in sewing machine … My JUKI sewing machine allowed me to overcome the multiple thicknesses, particularly fixtures patch pockets (up ‘1.8), bystanders and the most painful is making the belt including bystanders. I thought that my hand would not take the shock;)))
In short if you want to sew the « jean », need to have good needles both to assemble the parts (I have broken not far twenty Bohin needles) and especially a « special Jean » sewing needle .
To highlight the pockets, I chose white cotton thread to fully enhance this beautiful indigo blue.
Be assured my troubles are primarily related to « jean » fabric because I can already tell you that I have at least two new Charlotte versions in mind;))) Indeed, it is easy to achieve the only time lies in vigilance rounded patch pockets, not facilitated with the « jeans » with another fabric such as cotton there will be no problem.
Furthermore some sisters rallied that Charlotte skirt was cutting small for my part it is well fitted at the waist (without eating;)) but I recommend for comfort to take the superior size.
Pattern: Charlotte Skirt by Republique du chiffon (€ 7.60 in pdf)
Fabric: Jean américain Bleu indigo by Bennytex – 55in x 60in Width – € 6.80 / m