Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ginger Jeans- Second pair in Black


I finished my second pair of Ginger Jeans this weekend and wore them to a Christmas with friends.  I love this pair, too.

Lots of wrinkles in this pictures, but I think it is the hands in my pockets, making the pants pull across the front.






The fabric is from Mood - a sueded cotton, which has just a bit of spandex.

For this pair,



  • I added 1" the the rise and 1-1/2" at the center back
  • folded a small dart in the front pattern piece at the bottom of the zipper.  I tapered the dart to nothing at the seam allowance.  This really helped to eliminate the wrinkles in the front.
  • I put 2 small snaps on the front waistband.  I really like to use snaps on my waistbands but on the denim I will try a jeans button.


Changes for next time
Thanks to Trumbelina, I am going to do this adjustment for the third pair

After pinching out fabric on this black pair, I really think this will help tremendously.




On this pair I did use the skinny leg but not too skinny as I felt the fabric did not have alot of stretch.  From experience, I have a pair of Loft skinny jeans and they do not have much stretch, it is the hardest pair of pants to pull over my feet!  I did not want the same thing with these pair.




My denim has good stretch and I will use the pattern exactly for the skinny leg.


I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  I will be back next week but the rest of this week is for family.






25 comments:

  1. Cute outfit! I think they look really good! I just got the pattern traced out, so I hope to be making these soon! (as soon as I finish some quilts, that is...)

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    1. Thank you, I really do like how they fit and I am so happy I added to the rise.

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  2. Love the jeans! They look just like RTW.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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    1. Thank you, Dharma. I hope your family had a Merry Christmas.

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  3. What a perfect pair of jeans! Merry Christmas, Lori! 😀

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    1. Thank you, Patty. Happy New Year.

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  4. Great Jeans Lori! Can't wait to see your denim pair. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, I still need to get going on the denim pair.

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  5. Great pair of jeans! Can't wait to see how that alteration works out.

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    1. Thank you, I need to get going on the next pair.

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  6. Those look so cute, practical and versatile! I might need a pair myself. I'm assuming the suedeish fabric is warm, too. You have totally talked me into it!

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    1. Thank you, Helena. The fabric isn't the thickest but I really wanted a black pair of jeans.

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  7. Happy Christmas Lori!! Hope you have a lovely holiday! I have purchased the Ginger jeans and am excited to get busy on them soon! Your jeans fit and look great. I know you mentioned wrinkles, but I think you've sewn a really natural, and good looking pair of jeans!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sue. I appreciate it.

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  8. Ginger jeans look great! Merry Christmas to you and your family - enjoy your grandson!

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    1. Thank you so much, Joen. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  9. Merry Christmas!!! Your jeans look great!

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    1. Thanks, Linda, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  10. Your jeans look wonderful. Have a very happy Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Irene Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  11. These look great! And sueded cotton- I've never heard of that but it sounds really fun! Love them! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  12. Your jeans look great. Your porch looks so festive!!
    Happy holidays!!

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  13. I love the shape of the leg on this pattern...I've been on the hunt for the perfect skinny jean pattern. Thanks for pointing me to the Ginger!

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