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​BASIC CONCEPT #1 - Good Denim is Always a Good Idea

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Since I started buying my own clothing, I cannot remember a time when I didn't own something made from denim. Originally developed as a fabric for work clothes, denim found its way into the mainstream and has played a big part in fashion ever since. So much so that denim is now considered a wardrobe basic and denim blue a neutral.

But denim has also changed. Previously only available in bottom weight indigo-dyed 100% cotton, it comes in various weights, colours and fibre content. Many denim fabrics contain spandex for better fit and comfort.

Choosing the right denim for the garment is crucial for a good-looking and well-fitting garment. And for that reason I am stocking a premium quality 9.5 oz denim in three classic colours; dark blue, black and slate grey. The fibre content consists of 70% cotton to maintain the denim look and feel, polyester for durability and spandex for give.

Taking that mid-weight basic and making a classic jean is a great way to hone your skills and tailor the style to meet your needs. Jalie Women's Stretch Jeans #2908 is a highly regarded pattern that has been voted Pattern of Year twice and reviewed over 200 times by Pattern Review members. It comes with low-rise or natural waist options. The boot cut is generous so if you prefer, you can easily narrow it down for a straight or tapered style.

Link to Denim & Twill.

Link to Jalie #2908.