Isn’t it amazing how inspiring your me-mades are? My Mum doesn’t wear jeans often, in fact, I think she only owns one pair. However, after seeing my newly made Ginger Jeans, she was more than keen to sew some up for herself.
We decided to have a jeans-making-party that lasted a few days. Cups of tea, treats, tunes, and sewing… I’m very lucky to be able to share this with my Mum.
Mum doesn’t like wearing skinny legged anything, so she made the stovepipe version. Perfect for teaming with little boots.
We found the initial fit quite good, but we did have to take a big curved chunk out of the back leg inseam, as there was way too much fabric there. I think we got the fit as close as possible without having to re-cut the back leg.
You may have noticed this little guy on the back pockets! This took some very careful and slow topstitching, and the design is directly inspired by…
The lining! Heather Lou (creator of the Ginger Jeans) suggests going all out with your lining fabric, and we did just that!
- Pattern brand/name/number: Ginger Jeans by Closet Case Patterns
- Style, size: High-rise with stovepipe leg, 10 at waist graded to 12 at hips
- Zipper fly jean making kit from Closet Case Patterns in Silver
- Gütermann topstitch thread, colour 40
- Gütermann general thread in black
- Size 10 at the waist, graded to 12 at hips
- 1cm out of the yoke at waistband edge
- Took a sizeable curved chunk off the back leg inseam
- Shortened leg length by 6cm
Mum is so happy with her new jeans, she’s already started on her second pair (a baby pink pair!!). It’s safe to say, she’s caught the bug!
PS: My goodness, how hard is black to photograph..?!