Monday, October 29, 2018

Ginger Jeans

I live in jeans, almost exclusively in skinny jeans since they arrived on the high street despite being plus size and all the magazines etc saying that it wasn't a good look for my body type.  Screw them, I like my skinny jeans...

So now it's my first time making Ginger Jeans by Closet Case patterns.  This is the mid-rise version that is PDF only from their website.

I picked out a lovely mustard stretch denim from

Printing and sticking PDFs together is a task all of its own, it takes a good amount of time for me to do, but the advantage of having the patterns ready to print anytime rather than crunching it all back into an envelope is exactly what i need.

I made these up in 15 minute sewing sessions so it did take a while.  I picked a really geometric mustard print from my stash for the lining, it was originally purchased for quilting with but I've gone off the print in a major way.  I also got to try out my new overlocker and I'm really pleased with how finished the inside looks. 

All done!

I'm really happy with the fit around the waist and hips, not so much around the legs - it needs some tweaking for sure since I'm approximately the shape of a toffee apple.  The next time I make them (there will be a next time as soon as I find more denim I like), I will have a mess around with it and see what I can do.  In the mean time, these are perfectly serviceable and I've been wearing them out and about with no worries!

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