You know what I dislike about new jeans? The fact that the hems are always 4"-5" too long for my legs. Sooo annoying. I also don't like hemming them because it means that I lose the original hemmed edge which, in my opinion, is the part of the jeans that gives them character.
A couple of years ago I started hemming my jeans using this tutorial and have never gone back. Works a treat, the original hem is retained and it only takes a couple of minutes.
I've had these jeans for 2 months and every time I put them on think to myself that I need to hem them, but end up tucking them under and make-do with falling down folded hems. I don't know why it took me so long to get around to doing - 5 minutes out of my morning and they are done!
I was reading a bit about altering clothes last night and discovered that a bad-fitting pair of jeans is most likely a result of too long hem! Long hems push the fabric back up the leg, causing lots of bunching up and making you look bigger than you actually are! Makes sense when you think about it, don't you think?
I'm feeling pretty happy today...I have finally finished that promised boy pattern! It is being tested at the moment and photos will be taken over the weekend so if all goes well I'll be able to share it with you next week. I'm looking forward to the release, it has taken a lot of time and effort to put together and I know that it is going to make a lot of sewers with boys very happy!