I wanted to mimic a pair of high rise Levi's. I embroidered Handmade on a scrap of leather for the back waistband. My Janome makes this sew easy! I altered the back pieces to be 1" taller and the back yoke 1" shorter. I lowered the pockets about 1". I made the front interior pockets like Levi's and not extended all the way to center front. I am pretty happy with my result. Sewing truly is a super power.
I mimicked Levi's pocket tab, but in green.
My waistband lining and front pockets is from scraps of a vintage sheet
I have begun embroidering the pattern and date in my jeans. Love this little touch.
I split the side seam allowance about 10" above the hem so that it was ironed open. This makes for a cute roll up with my red serger thread.
My Janome 9450QCP has a 1 step buttonhole. You place your button in the back of the buttonhole attachment and it automatically makes your buttonhole the right size!
I used Heather's buttonfly tutorial. It is a great tutorial. Easy to follow.