Thursday, April 13, 2017

Part 2: These are the Best Fitting Jeans I've Made Yet...!

I promised part two of my Ginger jeans review

Pattern Description: 
Ginger jeans created by Closet Case Files feature two different styles, High rise, skinny leg jeans, and the low rise stove pipe legs. Very flattering with a tummy control feature.
Pattern Sizing:
This pattern ranges from size 0 to 20. I actually used the size 14 and made the neccessary adjustments. Explained later on.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I created the skinny leg, high rise jeans and they looked very much like the picture!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were easy to follow. However, I had a little hiccup when it came to adding the pocket stay and lining. It may have just been me, but I got confused. I was tired that evening.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love that there was very little adjustments that had to be made. And, they look fabulous!
Fabric Used:
I used a denim I purchased from JoAnn Fabrics. It was actually greenish-gold brushed, but when I washed it there was a beautiful indigo blue, a dark blue underneath. It has very little stretch, just enough to make the jeans work. 
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did have to make a few adjustments, but they were my normal sway back, FBA ( full booty adjustment--wink), and I to shave about 1/2" from the back inseam...this helped to eliminate smile/frown lines. Normally, I would have to lengthen my pants legs by a couple of inches, In this case, I didn't have to. they would have been perfect without the extra length. I tapered the waist down to a size 12, but I still had to take about 4" out of the center back seam. I did have to increase the back crotch length only. These are a near perfect fitting pants! 










Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I definitely plan to make these jeans at least one more time. I want a pair in white. I have been eyeing white denim on Gorgeous fabrics. I have recommended this pattern. As a matter fact, several of the ladies in my Facebook group chose this as their pattern to make during our March 2017 Jean Challenge!! 

Conclusion: 
This is, so far, the best fitting jeans that I've made for myself. I love them!! I will try the low-rise as well.


It was so much fun, as part of Sew Much Talent's FB March Jean challenge, to see everybody put their own spin on their jeans, including me.
I used Ankara fabric purchased from Lee Lou Designs for my pocket lining, it's so cool!


I added the normal jean buttons and rivets like everyone else...

And,  did one last subtle thing, I added a triple topstitching to my jeans...


I LOVE these jeans! I will make the low rise jeans next!

Thanks to Tonya Martin of @IJusWannaSew (Periscope TV) for doing such an amazing job hosting this challenge! Thanks to this month's sponsors  Monique Garner of Threadz of Hope and Michelle Simmons for sponsoring March's challenge. They each sponsored Gift cards to our winners. And, let's not forget our winners for March, Myra Rentmeester and Denise Thompson. Congratulations ladies!!

Well, now I'm off to get started on my apron for the April Apron Challenge hosted by Wendy of Wendy by Designs .

Until next time, I love you to live. And remember...


You are blessed to be a blessing,

Alethia
a.k.a. Mesewlot
Sew Much Talent

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful jeans and great post!

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  2. Very cute pair, This challenge has inspired me to never buy but make my jeans from now on.

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    1. Same here Kathy! This is my fourth pair of self made jeans...I'm hooked!

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  3. These are PERFECT!!!! seriously you got the fit soooo PERFECT!

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    1. Thank Michelle! This is yet my favorite!

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  4. These are PERFECT!!!! seriously you got the fit soooo PERFECT!

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  5. Great job and a beautiful result! Proud mama wearing my new jeans!

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  6. Thanks Myra! Yes...proud mama....grandmama, LOL!

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  7. This is lovely! I love the fit! Do you have a post about how you do the Sway back, big butt adjustment?

    Allyse - wwww.allysejolie.com

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