foxy ginger jeans

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.

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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.

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Mum doesn’t like wearing skinny legged anything, so she made the stovepipe version. Perfect for teaming with little boots.

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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.

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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…

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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
  • Fabric:
  • Notions:
    • Zipper fly jean making kit from Closet Case Patterns in Silver
    • G├╝termann topstitch thread, colour 40
    • G├╝termann general thread in black
  • Modifications/alterations:
    • 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

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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!

Mitty x

PS: My goodness, how hard is black to photograph..?!

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