Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Made by a Fabricista: Light Skinny Jeans


This winter I have had a major hole in my wardrobe, jeans! I decided in December that I would sew three pairs of jeans at the same time. I've found that sewing things in pairs (or in this case a group of three) is actually faster than if I sew the same pattern at separate times.This time I sewed two pairs of Ginger Jeans and one pair of Morgan Jeans. Here are my ginger jeans in a light denim, which I have been looking to buy for ages!


Fabric mart had the perfect light blue stretch denim in stock a couple months ago, but unfortunately it has sold out! Actually, this is the wrong side of the fabric. You can see from this photo above when I cuff my jeans, the right side of the fabric is a bolder blue color, but when I received the fabric in the mail the back side of the fabric was exactly the color of denim I had been on the hunt for!


The Ginger Jeans pattern is a great pattern to jump into the world of jeans sewing. Before I began sewing my own jeans, I thought sewists that made their own jeans were crazy. I thought it was way too time consuming and not something I would ever be interested in. But then I sewed a pair, or two, or three and realized it's actually a lot of fun, and worth every minute.


Jeans sewing is definitely time consuming and a heftier project than a t shirt, but I love all of the little details that go into sewing jeans. And when you take the project one small step at a time, it really is not complicated.


Heather, who designed the Ginger Jeans walks you through every step of the Ginger Jeans sewing process and also has a great pants fitting guide to help you solve any issues you're having with your pants.  

Call me a convert, I am absolutely addicted to sewing my own jeans. Nothing beats a pair of pants that are custom made to fit your body. 


With this pattern, I've found that if I blend between a size six at the waist and grade out to a size eight at the hips, it fits perfectly!  How about you?  Do you sew your own jeans?  Or are you like I was and think jeans sewing is crazy? 


Thank you Fabric Mart for this perfect light colored denim and thanks for reading along.  If you'd like to see the other two pairs of jeans I sewed this winter stop by my blog, Dandelion Drift!

4 comments:

  1. Wow! You made some fabulous jeans. You definitely have me considering making my own. Beautiful job, and I love your fabric choice. (-:

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  2. Love your jeans! The colour is fabulous :) I have this pattern, Heather Lou's ebook AND her course but have yet to make a pair. I know it's silly but this year I'm definitely going to do it :) Pants in general on high on my list - I'm just tired of not having a decent fitted pair!

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  3. They look so crazy good! I have been wanting to make them, but I am scared to try and fail I guess. I think I may give it a go...Your jeans are very inspirational. Beautiful.

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  4. Your jeans look great! Not something I will attempt any time soon because of the intimidation factor but it worked for you.

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