A fabric shopping afternoon yielded this lightweight printed streaked denim for my sew along jeans. It's already on it's first wash. Of course I scored some other fabrics whilst there, well it would have been rude not to ...
The smooth heavy cotton or a twill in sage green I hoped to find will have to be the next pair.
This fabric was ridiculously cheap, only £1.00 per metre, from a place in Burnley, recommended here
There were some other denims there (at £2.00 per metre), mostly stretch and I was very partial to one but I don't want stretch for my sew along jeans.. I suspect my chosen fabric is rather lightweight but we shall see how it goes.
And later ... remember the saying about not counting your chickens (or was it eggs) ... well, I think I know why this fabric is so inexpensive. There's usually a reason why cheap is cheap and this one is - the printed pattern has faded rather a lot.
Now I know I wanted these jeans to be be the most magical, best jeans ever, but this is going a bit far. Disappearing pattern - what next I wonder. So how pleased am I that I washed it and discovered this now rather than once I'd made something with it. So fellow jeans makers, if you haven't already - get your fabric washed to check how it behaves and I hope there are no more hiccoughs..