Oh yes, I sewed another pair of jeans. Or two! And this time the pants are actually plain blue! Incredible isn’t it? After a time of red and tie-dyed Ginger jeans it finally hit me that it is time to make some regular old pants! And so last time I went to the fabric markets I kept my eyes open for some dark blue denim and I found some beautiful pieces, indigo died stretch denim for 12.50 € per 1.5 m.I don’t feel like i have to even mention that those are ClosetCaseFiles Ginger Jeans, because i am not making any other Jeans pattern for the rest of my life! Just look how awesome the fit is! I didn’t change much to the original pattern. I cut size 8, lengthened a lot and made the crotch seam like 1 cm longer and that’s it!
I think I got lucky with this fabric. Buying denim you never know what you will get. Some have great recovery others don’t. I already had both and there’s nothing that I hate more than washing my pants after only one wear. Especially if I have to do so because of poor recovery of the fabric and especially more when I have to wash them because I again spilled coffee on them!
I think I got a good one recovery-wise here and I sure hope it stays that way!
This time i cut the inner waistband from denim too. At the moment I prefer that look because I think it looks more professional. Colorful fabric waistband are more fun though! I made good for that lack by using one of my most holy fabric treasures to cut the pockets! Look at those colours awwww!
Apart from hat there is nothing to say about this make that hasn’t been said before. I worked through the awesome Sew Along who leaves no questions unanswered. When I had applied the pockets I basted everything together and checked the fit (which was awesome oh yeah!) and all in all I had a lot of fun!
I used my favorite topstitching yarn. You know here in Germany everyone loves Gütermann obviously but I#m not to convinced by their topstitching thread, it is a little too thick for my taste (and ridiculously expensive!) and so I tried a few and ended up with Goldafil.
It took me some time to get everything symmetrical and such but I really think it was worth it!
I made all bar tacks red because,, I could! And I love the effect! I tell you I am madly in love with this pair of pants! :D
I think the topstitching is kind of the hardest part of sewing jeans. The pants can fit you super well, but if the topstitching looks poor you won’t wear it. Or I wouldn’t. I am glad I made my first pair of Ginger’s in black and slowly used more and more contrasting topstitching thread this way I could kind of ease into it.
I don’t place rivets at the back pockets like Heather suggest. Sounds a little ‘Princess-and-the-pea-like but I don’t like the way that feels when I spend the while day sitting at a chair starring at my computer in the office.
Before every new pants project I try to convince myself that this time it is time for flat felled seams. Well again I only dared to make the horizontal back seams flat felled. i am really scared of making the seams flat felled at those places where 4 layers of fabric meet! Well, maybe next time. And I kind of like the look of the red serger thread, so I’m not too mad at myself ;)
As you might have noticed (because I said it like 5 times) I am really excited about my new pants! Even Marvins was excited. He had to ask if I really made them! Thanks Marvin! Yes I did!
For some reason I have much more bottoms that I have tops and so I try to make a new top with every bottom I make! And so here you can see my brand new Renfrew Shirt in size 6.
I think it is safe to say that this is m favorite tshirt pattern. What a great outfit airight? Only favourite patterns! The fabric was kind of a desaster. It shifted like made and I had real troubles matching those stripes.
To increase the difficulty (or whatever my reasons were) I decided to add a button band to the tshirt like I did with this tshirt.
I worked according to this German Tutorial.
I hope you’re having a great day! I certainly have in my new favorite patterns outfit :)