Self-Drafted Trousers Using Alina Design’s Chi-Town Chinos

The first pair of trousers I made from my duct-tape sloper was a pair of stretch skinny jean shorts. I had previously made skinny jeans so I was able to compare my self-drafted version with an altered pattern. This time around, I am trying a new pattern, Alina Sewing + Design Co. Chi-Town chinos Expansion … More Self-Drafted Trousers Using Alina Design’s Chi-Town Chinos

Butterick B6100 Shirt in Lightweight Woven Fabrics

Finding the perfect basic woven shirt pattern for summer wasn’t as daunting as I thought it would be. Months ago, I purchased the Butterick Pattern, B6100, because it offered separate pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cup sizes. I can’t believe I’ve waited until now to try this pattern! I know there are a … More Butterick B6100 Shirt in Lightweight Woven Fabrics

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

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 … More Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Baste Fitting

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 … More Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #3