It sometimes seems like you are the only person in the blogosphere that hasn’t made a particular pattern, and I did feel a little like that before embarking on these Ginger Jeans. These have been on my plans list since Closet Case Patterns launched a ‘Sew you dream jeans’ video workshop in February, so it’s been a while coming. Sometimes though, you just need a little nudge to get started, and when Minerva Crafts gave me the opportunity to try out some of their stretch denim, I knew it was time to get started!
I am so in love with these Jeans! They look and feel like the real thing, and are probably the best fitting pair that I have ever owned. I sewed a size 6 with a few adjustments- I shortened them by 2″ because I am a bit shorter than the drafted for 5’6″. I shortened the crotch length by 3/8th” after my baste fit, and recut my waistband with more of a curve at the back to allow for a slight swayback. Next time I will take a tiny bit more out of the crotch, but I think that is all the changes that I will make.
The fabric was fantastic to work with- stretch, good recovery, and firm but not too thick. You can see my full review and more pictures over on the Minerva crafts blog. I think I might just have to make another pair.