When it came to picking a shirt for these jeans, I knew I wanted a t-shirt. I forgot to order a Strawberry Shortcakes t-shirt online prior to when I had to take my pictures . It was crunch time and I looked at the mall stores high and low and I could not find anything! So I decided to make my own and I am glad I did. It was super easy, you just follow the instructions and bada-bing-bada-boom, you've got a custom t-shirt!
I know you have seen the original Ginger Skinny Jeans all over the internet, Heather Lou of Closet Case Files added a flare addition to the Ginger jean family. Mori wears a size 12 according to Closet Case patterns sizing chart. I used a size 14 because my denim had no stretch but even with the non-stretch denim they were too loose so it was not necessary for me to go up a size.
I decided to try something with these since I had to take them in from the waist to the knee. I made them super skinny and left the full flare at the knees, which gave us this funky 70's bell bottom look. I did have to take out the coin pocket and move it over, away from the side seam but I did not have to move the back pockets. I also added two inches on the length. Sooo let's talk about this fabric. How cute is the Strawberries and Denim? I knew I wanted to use this the first time that I saw it. I have some leftover that I may use for a matching jacket.
Closet Case patterns has sew-along on their blog and e-book on making her Ginger Jeans which would be a bonus for a first time denim sewist. The book has real pictures for all the steps and it makes it fail-proof. This is a great pattern and think it will work really well for a fuller figure as well as a thin figure. They are not super slim up top and you should be able to modify these very easily.