Welcome to the first post of our Jutland Pants Sew-Along! As I mentioned in our announcement blog post, this sew-along will be a little different than a classic sew-along.  Instead of covering each step of the Jutland Pants construction process, we will be offering a week of blog posts that show you how to customize this pattern to truly make these pants personalized!

Schedule

  Also, I'd mentioned in the announcement post that we would be offering a number of videos...um...that's not going to happen :P.  Matt and I valiantly struggled through a large number of flawed takes and many hours of work before becoming completely exasperated with the quality of instruction we were producing.  We've had a few customers request video tutorials from us so, to those who have, I'm sorry that we aren't able to provide these for you!  In short, we have discovered that my shy personality paired with Matt's obsession with perfection leads to VERY long filming days and videos complete with a squeaky, stuttering me and inferior lighting, coloring and angles.  Considering how much time we invest into a photographed sew-along (read LOTS), we just aren't able to add more time to this by attempting to create videos.  For now at least! Tuesday's post will feature a few videos (minus sound) that we were able to produce but the rest of the posts will be the usual detailed photographs, write ups and a number of diagrams.  I hope they will be really helpful to you while you work on your pants!

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ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

That is a good point about the silence we get to enjoy when reading. Our videos this evening will be silent (due to technical difficulty but we can pretend it was intended so that they are easy on the ears :P).

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Hi Michael,
Thanks very much for your understanding about our struggle with creating videos! I hope you’ll enjoy the illustrations I’ve made and the photos Matt has taken for this sew-along!
Take care and best wishes!
Morgan

Stella

Stella said:

I, too, prefer photos-and-words tutorials as one can really study them like the best technical books. I also love the silence of reading as a pleasure in itself! Your tutorials are uber-brilliant just as they are – thank you for the work you both put into getting all the details just right.

melinski3

melinski3 said:

Hi Morgan and Matt,
Thanks for your update about your videos. I truly appreciate not only the time and effort you invested on trying to produce some videos, but also the care and sense of commitment you display towards your fan base. Actually investing the energy in informing us of your progress, or lack of progress, with creating videos, shows us how much you care about those of us who love you guys, your work and creativity.
I’m glad you tried to make them, but you have so much talent, you are no doubt right in deciding to focus on your strengths. Your blog postings and emails are great and very informative and helpful. I am just grateful that you share your work and know-how with all of us.
Please just keep going forward with all your excellent ideas and projects. They inspire us all.
You’re the best,
Michael
East Hampton, NY

melinski3

melinski3 said:

Hi Morgan and Matt,

Thanks for your update about your videos. I truly appreciate not only the time and effort you invested on trying to produce some videos, but also the care and sense of commitment you display towards your fan base. Actually investing the energy in informing us of your progress, or lack of progress, with creating videos, shows us how much you care about those of us who love you guys, your work and creativity.

I’m glad you tried to make them, but you have so much talent, you are no doubt right in deciding to focus on your strengths. Your blog postings and emails are great and very informative and helpful. I am just grateful that you share your work and know-how with all of us. Please just keep going forward with all your excellent ideas and projects. They inspire us all.

You’re the best,

Michael

Dr Michael J Elinski
ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Thanks so much for your encouragement! I’m glad you like our photographed tutorials and that you can enjoy them at work :P. Thats a great idea to do really short videos. Maybe we will consider that for future sew alongs when we discuss materials – this might be a good way to show what properties knit fabrics should have for a pattern!

oanh

oanh said:

Hi Morgan

Can I just say how much I appreciate your excellently written and photographed instructions? The Jedediah sew-a-long was fantastic. Although the fly zipper video tute was really helpful, I think you do such a great job on the photographs and written instructions that a lack of video will be no problem (especially as I personally prefer photos and written words to a video anyway because I can read the a web tutorial at work (ssh!) but not watch a video)

I think some short (couple of minutes?) videos to demonstrate any handling, with just music is a great idea. Might also eliminate/reduce the pain of the video recording for you and Matt!

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