Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ginger Jeans and Butterick 6175

 
Mood Fabrics' white denim for Ginger jeans and quilted knit for Butterick 6175



  No white after Labor Day, how many times have we heard this?  Well, I am not following that ancient rule.
 For two reasons....
 1.  I love white jeans, they go with anything and can go from casual to dressy with a few changes
 2.  I have had this fabric since June and didn't get my white jeans made!





 So let's start with the denim, it is Mood Fabrics' White Denim Blend and the description states cotton/polyester but it feels mostly cotton.  Now this fabric has no stretch, so I sewed my side seams with  3/8" seam allowance, giving myself a bit more room.  I really like how they feel and the white denim reacts like regular denim with no stretch,but  it starts to give a bit while wearing.


 I used my Closet Case Ginger Jeans for the fifth time, one of those times is featured on my Mood Sewing Network post last January.  That post features most of my pattern changes.  And while we are talking about my post in January, how much better is my hair now!  Just goes to prove change is good.

Mood Fabrics' white denim for Ginger jeans and quilted knit for Butterick 6175


  If the white denim isn't quite what you are looking for, Mood Fabrics has so many stretch denims.  Another fabric, I want to use for these Ginger Jeans is a stretch corduroy.  Wouldn't those be perfect for the fall and winter?  I really like this geometric print, could I pull that off?

 A couple more changes in my jeans, I stitch the top of the waistband with a 1/4" seam allowance, this gives me a wider waistband and my jeans are a higher rise. I have always added 1" to the rise.  With this change, I can add 2 snaps for the front closure.
 Mood Fabrics' white denim using Ginger Jeans pattern

 Now where else but a sewing blog, would you show all sides of the jeans in these pictures Mood Fabrics' white denim using Ginger Jeans pattern - side view Mood Fabrics' white denim using Ginger Jeans pattern

 Even though there are wrinkles in these picture, I love the fit of my jeans and they are better than any RTW ones I own.  Since this denim doesn't have any recovery, the denim grows with normal movement, walking, sitting, bending, etc.  Just the nature of the fabric. Here are  a couple detail pictures of the topstitching
  back pockets zipper

I am anxious to see how this denim wears during the day.  How much stretch happens?  With no lycra and recovery, will the jeans look good or bad after a long day?  I am hoping good.


 Can you tell the time of day by my long shadow?  I finished these jeans on Sunday and hurried home for pictures on Monday.
Mood Fabrics' quilted knit sewn into a boxy top, Butterick 6175
 


 Now back to the jeans and the denim.  I did some research on how to wear white jeans for fall the consensus on each article was to pair it with textured tops (fuzzy knits, luxe leathers and wild knits), keeping the top dark to balance the white. I feel my Mood Fabrics' Quilted Black/white Double Face Knit, is the perfect topper for the white jeans into fall look.

 This fabric was purchased the same time as the white denim but I knew it wouldn't be made until fall.  It is a heavy fabric but wonderful.  Mood Fabrics' has several great quilted fabrics for this type of top or use them for a dressy sweatshirt

Mood Fabrics' quilted knit sewn into a boxy top, Butterick 6175

     I went with the boxy top I love, Butterick 6175 a great basic for a trendy and stylish top.  I have made it twice before, here from a Mood Fabrics' poplin and  a Mood Fabrics' ponte.  I am adding those links just to show how versatile the pattern is.

Mood Fabrics' quilted knit sewn into a boxy top, Butterick 6175


    I posted a picture on Instagram to ask for help.....white or black sleeves?   As you can tell, the white sleeves won.  This is the look I was hoping would win and I needed just a bit of affirmation.

 The neckline and sleeves and  hem were finished with a very thin black knit from my stash.  It was the perfect weight for this finish.  I eliminated the hems so there wouldn't be any bulk
Mood Fabrics' quilted knit sewn into a boxy top, Butterick 6175




    I really like my fall look and I am thrilled with my white jeans.  Now to be brave and break that rule and wear my white jeans proudly into fall.  What about you, what fashion rules do you feel need to be broken?

Disclosure - I receive a monthly fabric allowance from Mood Fabrics to make a garment.  These garment are blogged at Mood Sewing Network first and then I will blog here about this garment.



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22 comments:

  1. I'm so loving those white jeans and am in awe of everyone who makes a pair! These are great!

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    1. I love my new jeans and trying to work my head around wearing white after Labor Day!

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  2. Your jeans fits great! I love white jeans too, I packed them for a trip last March they went from shopping, to dinner to site seeing perfectly. However I did hear my mother's direction of Memorial Day to Labor Day ringing in my head!LOL

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    1. Oh, I am so with you, my Mother's voice in my head. If I wore those jeans with her today, she would so tell me it was wrong.

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  3. You go girl! I get so frustrated when people talk about fashion "rules"! Fashion is making your own rules. Wear what you like with confidence and you will look great.

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    1. I like the way you think, your own rules is a good motto.

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  4. Very cute! I really like the fabric choice for the sleeves as well-very interesting. I could not wear white pants anytime of the year unless I get rid of the Dobermans. It's not the hair, it's the noses. They just have to touch-just like kids.

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    1. Thank you so much. I liked to lighten up the fabric a bit with the reversed sleeves.

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  5. White jeans after Labor Day: the new badass uniform. ;) I'm digging the two-button look!

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    1. Thanks, Sara, my new uniform, I like that!

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  6. Did you make the high rise skinniest or low rise stove pipe version?

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    1. I made the low rise, adding 1" to the rise and then the other adjustments. Then the legs are a stove pipe.

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  7. I love the whole ensemble. Black and white is such a classic combination. Those jeans fit you superbly!

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    1. Thank you, the black and white goes nicely together

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  8. Great outfit and the jeans fit perfectly.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila, I have a pair of denim ones cut out and ready to go. maybe this weekend.

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  9. You should be thrilled with the entire outfit!! Fabulous!!

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    1. Thanks, Margo, I do love it.

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  10. Fantastic top you have done the clothing patterns perfectly.

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  11. amazing. the jeans fit you beautifully and look amazing. The construction looks picture perfect. so impressive:)

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