Monday, April 04, 2016

Ginger Jeans and Bellevue Top



Ginger jeans and Bellevue shirt in rayon jersey

Do you have a project that seems to be in the works forever?  Well, my Ginger Jeans have been that project.  I think they have been cut out for at least 6 months.  Now I can say hurrah, they are done!



 I think this is my fifth pair of ginger jeans (other four here).  The denim for this pair has the perfect amount of stretch and I purchased it from Grey's Fabrics just after the Ginger pattern came out.    Grey's fabrics is now Mercer's Fabric but they have a nice selection of stretch denim.  See the big yellow backdrop?  Well, that is the pod in my driveway filled with lots of our belongings.  I am okay with that as we are remodeling and the results will be amazing.  New kitchen with an open concept dining room, vaulted ceiling, new floor, etc.  A few more things will be updated too, as a couple of bathrooms.  Our kitchen was the smallest room in the house but was the spot everyone wanted to be, now it will have more room and I can put more people to work!

Inside the pod is the majority of my sewing supplies, so some changes were needed for this pair of jeans.  No top stitching thread, so I used regular thread using the triple stitch.  No jean button or my usual snaps I like to use either.  I didn't pack my KAM press, so currently the jeans have navy snaps and I am okay with that.  Shirts are worn out or a belt will help, then I can change when my supplies are out of storage.  I am trying not to go and buy things and have duplicates.  Also, my rivets are packed, but I did order those!


Ginger jeans and Bellevue shirt in rayon jersey

My one change I need to make on my next pair is to taper at the waist at the top of the jeans and the center back seam.  Then correspond the adjustment to the waistband.


Back view:

Ginger jeans and Bellevue shirt in rayon jersey

side view


Ginger jeans side view

Front

Ginger jeans front view

Ginger jeans front view

Now to the shirt, it is the Bellevue from Indiesew.  I really like the shape of the shirt and the raglan, so I just left off the shirttail hem. The fabric is a rayon jersey from Mood.  Simple and quick and a nice basic for the spring.



Ginger jeans and Bellevue shirt in rayon jersey


Now for the full pod shot....  Hello belongings!



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20 comments:

  1. Congrats on the UFO completion. Did you find them hard to put together? How is the fit? I met Angela Wolf at the Houston Quilt Fest a couple of years ago and bought her jeans pattern. I've got the Craftsy class for them too and just haven't had the guts yet to give them a try. And Lord knows I need a pair of good fitting jeans! What was the experience like to sew them up?

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    1. No they are not hard to put together - just several steps. I like the fit quite a bit, I did raise the waistline up an inch and had to do some tucks in the front - look at my earlier posts on these and you will find all the fitting info. I like sewing them - it is just one step at a time, the topstitching is relaxing and just go slow to keep it straight.

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  2. i was going to say: THAT YELLOW BARN! I LOVE IT! WHY HAVE WE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE?!!!

    ;)

    you are a skinny jeans queen. love this relaxed outfit, right down to the strappy sandals.

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    1. LOL on skinny jean queen. I like this outfit too -and I wish on big yellow barn - that would be so awesome

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  3. Love your jeans! Good luck with the remodel.

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    1. Thanks, Catherine, it will be slow going on the remodel but so worth it.

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  4. If your sewing supplies are in storage....does that mean you get a new sewing room out of the remodel too?!?

    Love the jeans! I'll get to mine one of these days....

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    1. Yes, I do!! A sewing loft, which will overlook the kitchen and dining. I cannot wait - sunlight and good views. After 30 years of sewing in the basement I won't know what to do with natural light.

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  5. Nice fitting/looking jeans! Major renovation I am sure it will be lovely when complete.

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    1. Thanks, so much, it is a major reno and hoping to be done in 8 more weeks. All depends on what they find and then all the other subcontractors come in a timely manner. plumbing, electrical, drywall, painters!

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  6. If you have the time ( I know renos are majors time sucks) I'd love info. On your KAM press. Where did you purchase? What accessories do you feel are most needed, etc. I'd like to make lots of baby and toddler clothes and feel I'd get lots if use and the look very professional. My email is ybennett@centurytel.net. Thanks, Lori!

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    1. I will get you an email on KAM press. I love using it and it does look professional

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  7. I know I'm supposed to be talking about the jeans (awesome btw!) but the remodel! Will you share pics when it's done? And are you getting a new sewing room? Also where and how are you sewing in the meantime?! Curious minds and all that...

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    1. I will share pictures and yes new sewing room - A sewing loft, which will overlook the kitchen and dining. I cannot wait - sunlight and good views. After 30 years of sewing in the basement I won't know what to do with natural light. Right now I am sewing in a small utility room and my cutting table and ironing board are in the hall. look back on my IG feed there is a pic of the temporary quarters.

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  8. Such a great casual outfit! You always look so well put together. I have my Gingers cut out but an scared to start....ugh.

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    1. Oh, you are so sweet. I am really trying to work on my outfits and clothing makes so they go together! You can do the ginger jeans, not hard just lots of steps.

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  9. Awesome pair of jeans! Good luck with the renovations.

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    1. thanks so much, their is dust everywhere but will be so worth it.

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  10. Your jeans look amazing! That's one item I'm scared to even think about making.

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  11. These looks great! you have such a fabulous style. g

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