Following on from my earlier post about the Ginger Jeans toile - here are the finished final version!
I got the denim from Anglia Fashion Fabrics - - its black and fairly stretchy but a lot heavier in weight than my toile, although I'm informed this is only a 'medium weight denim'.
Being the obedient follower of new information - I obeyed Heather's ebook instructions for the Ginger Jeans pattern and got some good jeans sewing supplies from Jaycotts including gold top stitch thread, denim needles and a pack of jeans button and rivets. (I nealy copped out of doing the rivets as I did not want to risk holes in my jeans right before they are off to assessment for my course but so glad I did them, makes a nice touch! ). Seriously that ebook is the nuts. Mini crushing on Heather just because of it.
Having suffered 'twisty leg' in my last pair, I got all rain man about it again, pressed and steamed the fabric then measured the grainline of the fabric to within an inch of its life. It took nearly 2 hours to trace and cut the pattern pieces as I was so paranoid about getting it wrong. (Denim ain't cheap - eeesh)
Legs all on grain, points tacked, balances notched - and I STILL manage to get some crazy stretch twistyness up the back. I'm thinking I just actually have 'twisty leg' the ailment not the fabric issue. Never mind, was pleased with the rest of it and they really were a labour of love too.
As for the pretty guts in this pair? ROBOTS! The natural jeans companion.
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