One of my favorite makes to date has been my Ginger Jeans that I made this summer. Since making those, I’ve been dying to make another pair. My first pair was in a grey denim and while I really like them, I was really interested in making a pair in a dark denim.
About a month ago, after reading a lot of people’s blogs about their own Gingers, I decided to order some Cone Mills Denim from Threadbare Fabrics in their 12 Oz Cone Mills S-Gene Denim in Indigo. This Friday, I was at Stitch and everyone was a buzz about the Ginger Jean pattern so I decided to put the pedal to the metal on making mine.
I was able to make the jeans over 2 days of sewing and love them even more than my original pair. I did View A and hacked on the skinny leg from View B to give me a skinnier leg than the straight leg in View A. In addition, I used an alternative facing and interfaced the waistband. I know no one will see the insides, but they are super pretty!
I used a dark navy top stitching thread to keep the jeans dressy. I also used a twin needle to do my topstitching to keep the lines even.
That Liberty Pocket lining gets me every time!
While the Ginger Jeans weren’t on my December sewing plans, I did get them done early evening on New Year’s Eve – so these are the first installment of my December makes for you!
In addition to my Ginger Jeans, my other favorite make of the month was my first knitted sweater pictured above. I took up knitting about a year and a half ago and have primarily knit shawls. I’ve been really interested in trying to knit a sweater. This fall, I decided to jump in. I picked the Chance of Showers Cardi by Heidi Kirrmaier.
It turned out better than I expected and now I think I’m addicted to sweater knitting!
So that’s my first installment to my December makes posts! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and happy 2017!