For some time, I've been waffling over whether or not to blog again. There are many of parts of blogging that I don't miss, but then there's the part that I really want to be apart of again - namely reviewing sewing patterns and just talking sewing in general. I get so much from reading blogs that still do this and I enjoy getting excited over seeing someone conquer a pattern, try out different patterns companies or products, tell us all where they purchased this or that fabric, tips and tricks, etc. This is the part of blogging that makes it worth it to me. So here I am, back at it again.
Before I move onto my version of the Ginger Jeans, please note that I am in the process of switching back to the Blogger platform. There's been some problems while doing this and right now I'm in the middle of uploading all of my old photos and reworking all of my old links, so if you're seeing missing images and the links within my blog aren't going anywhere, please bear with me. I'm working on it - slowly, but surely. Now, let's get back to the chatter of sewing! Yay!
Closet Case Files Ginger Jeans. For the longest time I've put off making jeans for myself. I make jeans all the time for Mr. AFS, but when it comes to myself, I would rather
Next time, I'm going to deepen the curve of the bum - I have a pretty low hanging bum and there are more wrinkles at the bottom of my bum than I prefer. I would prefer zero wrinkles there, but for such a snug fit in a stretch jean, I feel that's probably next to impossible, but by golly we'll try to get rid of them! For the first time ever, I'm experiencing a bit of leg twist in a pair of pants. To combat that, I feel that the inseam is set much too forward for me and I'm going to move it 1 - 1 1/2" toward the back. Additionally, I'll move the outseam forward by about an inch. The front rise is a little on the high side after all is said and done and I'll lower that just a smidge (like 1/2"). I'm feeling pretty good about this pattern on the first try. I should have known given that I didn't have to alter the Carolyn PJ pant at all! For the most part, they do seem like they were drafted especially for my lower half. Click here, for my full pattern review of these jeans.