Ginger jeans hack

5 Apr

At the moment the main thing I wear every day is ‘dog walking’ jeans. Ie the torn and dirty jeans I wear to take the dog for a walk every day. Not having any work has meant that I rarely gravitate to my dresses and nice blouses anymore. In fact if I’m going out and want to dress up, at the moment that means putting on my Ginger jeans (the only non dog jeans I have now). I love the Ginger jeans pattern and have made myself three pairs so far, one version with the low waist, straight legs and two with the high waist, skinny legs. I decided however it was time to hack it cause what I really want is a pair with low waist and skinny legs.

At the Knitting and Stitching show I got some really lovely dark very dark blue denim (50% cotton, 42% polyester & 3% elastane). To be honest I have no idea what kind of quality it is but I loved the color and feel of it.  I carefully merged the pattern lines of the two versions, which was much easier than I had expected. As before, I’ve made myself size 8 which works perfectly for me if I am using fabric with 3% stretch. They initially are more fitted than comfort would dictate, but experience has taught me they relax enough to be just perfect! Now I just need to wear them in a bit. I’m really pleased with how they turned out and am already planning the next pair!


4 Responses to “Ginger jeans hack”

  1. Lynsey Jane April 6, 2017 at 10:01 am #

    They look great, I love skinny jeans. Gingers are on my ‘to sew’ list, when I’m feeling brave enough!!


    • rosemary April 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

      Thanks! They are not nearly as hard as you probably think they are – plus there is a sew-along which I found really helpful for my first few pairs. Good luck with yours!


  2. ellegeemakes April 7, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    They look fabulous on you! I’m a fan of skinny jeans too.

    Liked by 1 person

    • rosemary April 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

      Thank you!


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