Happy Monday everyone! Today’s outfit consist of jeans and a T shirt as usual. I’m wearing the Ginger Jeans by Closet Case patterns, I made these for a collaboration with Sewn Magazine last year. I just wanted to share a quick review along with a couple of tips and of course some pictures. Even though I don’t like sewing jeans I’m always amazed by the fact that I can make them.
Closet Case Ginger Jeans.
Jean Type: Skinny.
Fabric used: medium weight 70% cotton 25% polyester 5% spandex from Joann’s Fabrics.
Fit modifications: I made view B, high rise & skinny leg. I shortened the length on the back by the pockets. Something I never done before. The pattern comes with a line that makes this adjustment easy.
Sewing tips for this pattern: I highly recommend a making a muslin, it’s important that you use the same type of fabric you’ll be using for the final piece. I used denim with very little stretch and I end up with a lot of extra fabric on the back area. It was an easy fix but unnecessary.
Is there anything you would do differently if you used this pattern again? I would shorten the legs another inch. I’m 5’4″ tall to give an idea.
Would you recommend this pattern? Yes! I must mention that this pattern comes with a tutorial but I didn’t have access to it.
- Pre wash your denim, you don’t want your jeans shrinking after all the hard work you put into making them.
- Make a muslin! Trust me it will save you a lot of time if you don’t have to undo topstitching due to poor fit.
- Use a heavy duty or Jeans needle.
- Topstitch using a longer stitch and use regular thread for the bobbin. Don’t backstitch secure your thread on the wrong side of the garment.
- Keep your seam reaper close and don’t be afraid to use it. Take as many breaks as you need and don’t stress about it.