Thursday, April 7, 2016

Yeah Baby rocking the Floral Birkin jeans! [Sew What? Series Birkin Flare Pattern by Baste and Gather]

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

I am obsessed with sewing jeans right now! I have been participating in a jean pattern testing for a super cool pattern company and  now I can't stop. These will make my fourth pair of jeans in the past two months. I am in the process of getting a heavy duty machine that I am going to use just for my denim sewing because the machine I have right now can't handle denim too well especially when I try to use top stitching thread. But I am still perfecting  the jeans in the mean time. 

My original post was for Fabric Mart HERE but I wanted to introduce a blazer in the mix as an alternative, here on my blog. I chose this big floral denim fabric  from Fabric Mart that worked out wonderfully. **WARNING:This post is flower heavy and it may be too much for ya but we decided to go all in with the flowers,  this is what I do! [Blazer is RTW]
I  had my eyes on this  Birkin Flares pattern by Baste and Gather every since it came out.  I know you have seen these babies all over the Internet looking as fabulous as ever. Lauren did a great job with this pattern. I love the look of these jeans and the construction was a breeze. The zipper install is by far the best install for jeans E-V-E-R!!! The only modifications that I had to make was taking 1 inch off the waist on each side. I made size 30 and the waist measurement I needed was 28" and I added two inches to the length to allow a 4 inch heel. After it was all said and done I did not need to add a whole two inches to the length but better safe than sorry. Mori usually wears skinny jeans all the time so the fact that these were form fitting jeans at the top and flare at the bottom, they worked out great. 

Now here are the details as I was sewing these babies!

This pattern advises to hammer the belt loops to get them flat for sewing, it really does work!
Flower power to the people and a big thanks to Lauren over at Baste & Gather for this marvelous pattern. The review of this pattern were my own thoughts  and I definitely recommend this pattern if you're looking to make a pair of flare jeans! This for sure is one of my favs!
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  1. WOW!!! I love them soooo much!

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    1. Thanks so much Lauren! I love this pattern.

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  2. Holy crap these are AMAZING! And you're right, the zipper looks better than the ones in my $60 jeans! Great job. :D

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    1. It's a beautiful thing when a zipper comes out nicely! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Dude. I love the floral! Your baby girl is ROCKING this whole look!!!

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  4. Amazing! Seriously, this floral overload was just what I needed (alongside my coffee) to wake up this morning. I still haven't gotten used to the flared look, your floral jeans really work. Those jeans also really work for your booty - just saying... I went mad sewing jeans a while back, but I think I overdid it. I'll wait for a bit and then get on it again. Who knows, maybe I'll brave flares :)

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    1. I'm glad I could help you bring in the new day! Yayyy! Yeah flare are an acquired taste. I definitely think you should try making jeans one more time, just go slow and if you can sew a pair of pants with a zipper you can do this!

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  5. Michelle, these are some really cool and funky jeans! Mori is rocking the heck out of these jeans! They fit her like a beautiful glove! I love these jeans so much that I just purchased the fabric from fabric mart! I have a little something else in mind for my fabric but I am definitely loving these jeans on your daughter (and she's absolutely beautiful too!)

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    1. Thanks Myra and make sure you share what you make with the fabric, I'd love to see.

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  6. Those jeans fit like a GLOVE!!!!!! They are perfect!!!!! I love that you made v them in floral!!!!! I still need to try this Birkin jean pattern. Fab job##!

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    1. Thanks R, I officially love this pattern, The Ginger pattern has a flare jean as well and I like that one too and I think that one works better for a fuller figure it's not as narrow as the Birkins.

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  7. Good Gawd! I'm gasping for air! These jeans took my breath away! Michelle, girl you are incredible!

    -Sherelle

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    1. ,,,Just breathe Sherelle breathe, lol!!! Thanks Boo!

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  8. WOW!!!!! Great love the fabric....I think you should do a fly zipper sew-a-long

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    1. I will definitely consider that once I get a new camera.

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  9. Michelle!!!!!!!! Omgawt I love these jeans and the fabric!!!!!! gurl your work is OUTSTANDING!!! I'm on the hunt now for some floral fabric to make a pair for myself. As always Mori always rock the look!!!!

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    1. Thank you Gurrrlll! I think these are Mori's favorite pants that I made for her, she loves them.

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  10. Hey Sew Sis Michelle!
    I have this Birkin pattern and said I was making it this weekend to recreate my extreme flare jeans and now you definitely have me convinced to do it! Everyone who uses the Birkin pattern says they love it so I am throwing my hat in the ring too and will let you know how it turns out! I'm going to use a stretch pastel blue denim I have in my stash I hope they look as fly as these!
    Hugs
    Shari
    MyDailyThreadz

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    1. Great pattern choice and I can't wait to see your extreme flares!

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  11. You have some serious sewing skills, Michelle! These are the bomb!!!!

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  12. My favorite version of this pattern by far! They fit perfectly and the fabulousness of that fabric cannot be denied! Have to get that pattern....

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    1. That's super cool of you to say! I love this print to death!

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  13. Beautiful! You and your jeans! Love the flowered denim pair, especially.

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  14. Slay girl, slay! You are such an inspiration! I looooove these jeans, being new to sewing, your blog opens my creative sensibilities to such new and amazing possibilities. Thank you for sharing and being so detailed in your posts and images of your work and your even more gorgeous daughter. Now I am off to buy the Birkin Flares pattern and some stretch denim. Thank you.

    P.S. I am embarrassingly jealous of your daughter's made-with-mom's-love wardrobe collection. Yassss!

    Carol from www.candekiss.com

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    1. Carol, Humpf!I am jealous of her wardrobe! Thanks so much and I am happy to share my work and my knowledge. Get that pattern and make those jeans if you need anything Holla at me via my contact form, I'll give any assistance that I can give. I wold not start off with a thick denim for your first go-round. Good Luck!!

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  15. I say this evertime I post. Your daughter is so blessed to have you! Those jeans are absolutely great! I love them.

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    1. Thanks Natisha! That knuckle-head is very lucky!! She's a good kid I gladly make her these garments.

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