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Made by a Fabricista: Ginger Jeans and Willamette Shirt


Hey there and happy New Year! This new year has started off so busy, but also so good! In 2019 I didn't sew nearly as much as I usually do, and if January is any indicator to how much I'll sew in 2020, it's going to be a sewing packed year! I'm excited to share my first two sews of 2020, a pair of Ginger Jeans and another Willamette top.


The last time I sewed ginger jeans, I sewed three pairs all at once...yikes! You can read a bit about those jeans here. Then I was set...I didn't need any more skinny jeans for quite a while, actually two years exactly!!! Well, those jeans have either worn out, or don't fit me anymore, so it was time for a new pair.


In December I looked around at the Fabric Mart website and found some Japanese denim that was in stock and grabbed a couple yards. (This fabric isn't available anymore, but denim is always popping up in the Fabric Mart shop!) I also grabbed a jeans hardware kit, which is so helpful to have the zipper, button, denim needle, and rivets all packaged together.



Sewing jeans came back to me quickly! All in all, I sewed these together in just three days, squeezing in a couple hours of sewing here and there. I actually really enjoy sewing a more involved project like jeans. It's fun to chip away at a bigger project and see it come together!



The other thing I've sewn so far in 2020 is another Willamette shirt. I love the last Willamette shirt that I sewed, so I was excited to add another one to my closet! This one is sewn in a polyester crepe (no longer in stock). I used to be a bit of a polyester snob, never wanting to sew with it, but I've learned that I absolutely love polyester crepe. It drapes beautifully and sews easily!



I have two more sewing projects cut out and sitting at home waiting for me to sew this week, which will bring my 2020 sewing total up to 4, and we're only one month into the year! How has 2020 been for you so far? I hope it's off to a great start!


Quick Recap

Jeans
pattern: ginger jeans
fabric: Japanese denim (no longer in stock)
notions: denim hardware kit
size: 6 graded to an 8 at the hip
modifications: I sewed these with a 3/8 inch seam all the way down the outer leg and inner leg. I probably could have sized up since I sewed my side seam allowances 1/4 inch smaller than the pattern calls fo

Top
pattern: willamette shirt
fabric: poly crepe (no longer in stock)
size: 4
modifications: I sewed view A, and changed it to a full button down simply by adding button holes and buttons, there's already an interfaced placket in place

Thank you Fabric Mart Fabrics for such great sewing material!

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  1. I love this outfit combination!! I am working on an olive pair of Ginger jeans now. Yours look so good!!

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