2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

March 4, 2017

NEW MONTH NEW VENTURE...

...happy new month y'all!  It's a new month and I've decided to undertake a new project genre - JEANS.  Can you imagine!  I've had the Closet Case Files Ginger Jeans pattern since 2015, I think.  I've moved it from place to place occasionally thinking I'd get to it one day.   Well, the day has finally come.
 
So my morning was spent with scissors and tape,

so now at least that part is done.
Now I'll make my fabric selection then get it all prepped.  Peggy Sagers from Silhouette Patterns suggests washing your denim with Coke a Cola to soften it up - I'm thinking about giving that a try.  Maybe I'll even get around to cutting later today.  Please send Project Prayers up for me, I really want successful results!  But it's the same with every project - right?

Have you made the Ginger Jeans already, or any other jeans pattern for that matter???  Can you share your results here?

27 comments:

  1. I've made 4 pairs of Ginger Jeans and a pair of shorts. I do all the work on the front and all the work on the back and then baste them together to check fit. It is a terrific pattern.

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    1. I am so happy that you have had soooo much success with this pattern. I like your systematic approach (front then back). I'll give that a try too.

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  2. Ms. Faye you will do just fine!!! Stop worrying!

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    1. I'm going to give it my best try Ms. Carol!

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  3. The coke thing really works! I'm finishing up a pair of sort of jeans (they're really more like cigarette pants) from a stretch cotton, and then I'm on to a denim jacket which I've had on the brain for at least 3 years! You'll make it! Jeans are so so fun to make.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know abut the coke, and for the vote of confidence Elizabeth.

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  4. I've not used this pattern - mine is self-drafted, but once you get the fit right, jeans are not that difficult. And once you've made one pair, the ones following are a breeze. I'm sure you'll do brilliantly!

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    1. I'll be glad when I make it through the first pair Irene. I'm taking your word that I'll do good.

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  5. I have made several pairs of the Ginger jeans. They are the most comfortable jeans I have made and her instructions are the best I have seen. I have also made the Morgan boyfriend jeans with the button fly. This was my first button fly and she made it so simple. The amazing part is that she has only been sewing for about 6 years. Jeans are my favorite thing to sew now because I like working with denim and the topstitching. Oh yes I have also made 3 sets of her Carolyn pajamas. I guess you can tell that I am hooked on her patterns. I hope she makes a jeans jacket soon. Enjoy the process.

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    1. I've really taken a long time making up my mind to do these jeans. If these go well I'm looking forward to maybe one day making the Morgan jeans as well. I've also been fighting myself about buying the Carolyn PJ pattern.

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  6. I'm going to enjoy watching your progress on these Faye. I am sure you will succeed.

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    1. I do plan to succeed Sarah, I'm saying this with fingers crossed.

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  7. Oh Faye, you do not what to hear my jean making woes! (Hahaa) I wish you much success with your jean making. Happy Sewing!

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    1. I made one other pair years ago Regina.I don't even count that attempt.

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  8. Good luck with the jeans sewing - I'm sure they will go well. I always wash my denim in coca cola as per Peggy's suggestions and it does work. I've not used the Ginger jeans pattern but have used Jalie pattern and have now got the fit right so will stick with it. I think the hardest part is getting the topstitching right, particularly through lots of layers of fabric. Take your time and looking forward to seeing your finished jeans.

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    1. I used the coke today and it worked for me to Margaret. I'd stick with the Jalie pattern too!

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  9. I've made 3 Gingers so far. Once you have adjusted the pattern to your shape, it's a fun and rewarding sew. I adjusted the pattern to a mid-rise, and shortened it quite a bit for my short, chunky self. I also hand-embroidered the back pockets for a little bit of creativity and personalization. You're gonna love the pattern! Take your time and have fun!

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    1. I'll bet your Gingers are gorgeous Lorene!Yes, km going to try and be patient.

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  10. So glad you are taking the plunge. I'll be sitting on the side line, cheering you on, and watching. Just purchased the Ginger Jean bundle with the pattern, denim, and hardware to make later this year towards fall/winter. You can do it Ms. Faye, if you can make those gorgeous coats, this will be easy for you!

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    1. I'll need all the Cheering I can get on this one Dianne.

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  11. How exciting for you this month! I look forward to following along with your progress--I'm sure your jeans will look wonderful when they are done.

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    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence Vanessa!

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  12. I will definitely be following your progress! Much success to you!

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    1. Thank you! I really need a cheering squad on this one.

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  13. Best wishes.. Can't wait to see your finished jeans.. Know you will do a wonderful job..

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    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence Judy!

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  14. Don't worry, you will make a great pair of jeans. Just remember, it is just fabric! I started making the Ginger Jeans back in November but had to put them aside because I had so much going on. I just picked them up again. So far, so good. I need to adjust the pattern for my shape. I have a flat bum, thin thighs and large calves so my challenge is fit (as always with pants). They are not a perfect fit but they are so much better than ready to wear.

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