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Self-Drafted Skinny Jean Shorts

This blog post is going to be another technical post, but isn't that my shtick?! Over the past few months, I've been getting into the nitty-gritty of fitting pants. I tried to work through patterns and make numerous test pairs to get the fit right. I was methodical and very precise about documenting my alterations.… Continue reading Self-Drafted Skinny Jean Shorts

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Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans in 9.5 oz Cone Mills S-Gene Denim

I am overwhelmed with emotions after finishing my first pair of Ginger Skinny Jeans. I'm astonished I could do something like sew jeans and I've shed a few tears of joy, because I've never had a pair of jeans fit so well. Notions Store: Threadbare Fabrics Fabric: 9.5 Oz Cone Mills S-Gene Denim in Indigo… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans in 9.5 oz Cone Mills S-Gene Denim

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Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Baste Fitting

I did it! I resisted the urge to make another muslin and just cut out my denim fabric. Here's how the baste fitting looks. These will eventually turn into my first pair of Ginger Jeans. Now I have miles of topstitching to look forward to. Can I just say, I melted when I first put… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Baste Fitting

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Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #3

Like my dad says, there's no home improvement project that doesn't take at least three trips to Home Depot. The last issue with muslin #2 was that the leg around the knee was super twisted. Now let's talk about how I fixed the issue? Bow Legged vs. Knock Kneed Here's where we left off with… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #3

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Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #2

Time to make the dreaded pattern adjustments. From experience, making pattern adjustments really do need to be done one at a time, because the adjustments you make can have a cascading effect on the rest of the fit. Let's get right to it, here are the key fit issues I talked about in my first… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #2

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Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #1

It's no fear jeans month, and I'm 1000% on board! Let's do this. Over the weekend I watched Closet Case Patterns "Sew Your Dream Jeans" online workshop. It was just the boost I needed to kick off the no fear jeans month. In between watching the videos, I traced out my pattern pieces and got… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #1