2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

March 12, 2017

GINGER JEANS INCH BY INCH:...

... they say that inch by inch anything is a cinch. 
I don't mind telling you that these pocket bags gave me a fit.  I had a really hard time trying to decipher the instructions, but just kept telling myself - "you can do this Linda, you can do this".
Since I'm strictly sewing from my stash now, this black and white polka dot cotton was the best match I could fine without going to the fabric store for more fabric.  It doesn't show through, and adds a whimsical surprise when I look inside the pocket.

I had planned to use white serger thread but had to switch to the machine threaded with black because the other one came unthreaded TWICE last night - egad!!!  I am trying hard to get the jeans far enough along for fitting today... 

12 comments:

  1. I love the fabric for your pocket bags Ms. Faye!! So adorable! Just hang in there and please don't put too much pressure on yourself...it's just fabric!! Good Luck!

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement and for helping me this afternoon.

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  2. I love the fabric you used too! I agree that the surprise inside will be a delightful secret once you finish them. I know about being puzzled with directions, and sometimes a mini-break allows everything to settle in my mind, and I get that ah-ha moment. Keep up the great work!

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  4. Anonymous3/13/2017

    Sorry you ran into a set back. I have seen you use set backs as stepping stones relax take a deep breath you got this

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    1. This comment must be from my Mom! Thanks so much for the encouragement!

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  5. So true! Inch by inch and sooner or later you find yourself done. The end result will be beautiful.

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  6. Love the polka dot fabric for the pockets! Don't be too hard on yourself. Take a break. Walk away from them for a little bit. I am sure when you come back to them, things will fall into place.

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    1. Thank you for the great advise Tomasa!

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