Sunday, April 10, 2016

Strawberries & My Gingers! [Sew What? Series Ginger Flare Jeans by Closet Case Files Patterns]

[These jeans were made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]


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 DenimI 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.


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23 comments

  1. Beautiful fabric! The jeans look totally amazing!

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  2. These and the last ones are both so great! I'm curious how the rise is different in this pair than the last. Was the pattern curved different or was it just a shorter rise?

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    1. Good questions Justine. The rise on these was definitely longer than the Birkins. I did not even check the rise before I started this pair so that is something that i have to fix on my pattern for the next go-round. This pattern for sure has more curve than the Birkin, which is a slimmer fit.

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  3. I love these Michelle! So how would you compare this pattern to the Birkin flare pattern? I'm so pissed cause I wanted to go denim shopping this weekend but the rain prevented me from doig so! Going this weekend come hell or high water! LOLLL Mori looks beautiful as usal she is rocking!
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    Shari
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    1. The Ginger I would use for a curvier jean. The Birkin is you all day every day! I like both of the patterns but I had to make more modifications on the Gingers.

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    2. AWESOME! I'm going to try them both! Thanks for the information and review!
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      Shari

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  4. Question for a fuller chic would you use Ginger and Ginger has a step by step video

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    1. Yes and yes!Both patterns are good but the Ginger is more curvy so I think these would be the best way to go. If you're fuller figure you will probably have to make modifications with any pattern you use. Both jeans have picture sew-alongs on their blogs no videos.

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  5. So your daughter's friends all want you to sew for them too, right!?! Cause Mori has a wardrobe to be envied! Love the jeans and the t-shirt!

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  6. I like the bell bottom effect, here, better than I like the regular Ginger flare effect. I think it's just more flattering on most people and, of course, with your adorable daughter it really shows off her curves in a wonderful way. Also love the strawberry pattern on the denim. I'm not usually a fan of printed denim, but it's just soon cute in this application. Great job!

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    1. Waco, I am usually a print denim person either but I thought I would give it a try. I'm glad I did because these jeans are just fun!

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  7. Wow, Michelle! Just WOW! Perfection! That's all.

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  8. I just can't even articulate how freakin cute this is. Strawberry Shortcakes is your homegirl though?? Too too adorable Michelle!

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    1. Dats right Tawra, Strawberry Short Cake and my daughter go waaaaay back! LOL!!! Thanks for the love!

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  9. Beautiful sewing and I love the strawberry jeans. You rock this outfit.

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    1. I think everyone should own a pair of Strawberry covered jeans!

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  10. Great jeans! Great fabric! Great fit!

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    1. Thanks Roberta, these were fun and I asked my daughter was she really going to wear these...she paused and said yes, so I think she likes them.

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    1. They are kinda dope, if I do say so myself!

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