The Mom Jeans (Butterick 5895)

The Mom Jeans (Butterick 5895)

Like an alien with no belly button.
Like an alien with no belly button.

Sometimes in sewing, shit just does not work out the way you planned. Sometimes you accidentally make mom jeans. I should point out that this is not really the fault of the pattern, in this case, rather just the fault of some lazy, lazy sewing.

Where did my abdomen go?
Where did my abdomen go?

I was blessed with a naturally hourglass figure, and some longer than normal (for my height) legs. However…I have an absurdly short abdomen. And no shoulders. It’s weird. When making high waisted items, it would be smart to take that into consideration, wouldn’t it? I did not do that. I just went full steam ahead, cutting and sewing a straight 12. I am such a smart girl sometimes!!!

Even I don't have an excuse  for me
Even I don’t have an excuse for me

This is Butterick b5895, a Gertie pattern, and as such has tons of reviews. Most of these reviews are good, so…this was a sewists error. I had also intended to make the crop top that goes along with these pants, but honestly, I just lost interest in this pattern. Perhaps one day I’ll pull this out again and revamp it? For now…I move onto my maxi dress . Don’t let that discourage you from giving this a go, though. They actually came together crazy fast and the instructions were way easy to follow. Go on with your normal-sized abdomen and make some adorable capris! Happy sewing 🙂

5 thoughts on “The Mom Jeans (Butterick 5895)

  1. Oh, I think these are cute! I can’t see what the back looks like, but the front looks good in my opinion 🙂 I understand if you don’t like them, we all have sewing fails!

    1. The back looks…like you’d expect lol. That’s the worst part for me! Oh yes, so far, my next project looks like a win, so there’s that!

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