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Tanner Culotte -Designer Stitch Pattern

Culotte, a style totally new to me. The new Designer Stitch PDF pattern, the Tanner culotte ( aff) is not something I would choose to make but being a tester for Designer Stitch you get the push to try new things. I gave it a try and I am so happ…

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Completed: Linen Morgan Pants

In case you forgot, I still really love making pants. I’ve had to slow my roll a bit lately because I ended up with waaaay more pairs of pants that I can seriously, feasibly wear during the course of winter (I never wear pants in the summer – unless I’m on an airplane or in […]

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I made a pair of jeans!

I finally did it!  I made jeans!  Making jeans is something I’ve wanted to do for a while, but I was quite nervous about doing it.  After making myself some trousers over summer, my confidence level increased enough for me to treat myself to the ever-popular Ginger Jeans sewing pattern designed by Closet Case Files. […]

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I made a pair of jeans!

I finally did it!  I made jeans!  Making jeans is something I’ve wanted to do for a while, but I was quite nervous about doing it.  After making myself some trousers over summer, my confidence level increased enough for me to treat myself to the ever-popular Ginger Jeans sewing pattern designed by Closet Case Files. […]

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Pants class – skinny jeans

jeans: self-drafted // sweater: hand-knitted These are the jeans I drafted for my pants drafting class! I’m so so thrilled with these jeans. The only jeans pattern I’d tried before were the Jamie jeans by Named, which I adored, but only after I made tons of changes to the fit, by which point the legs […]

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DIY Embroidered Bell Bottom Inserts: One Minute Video

Ok, so I’m minding my own business, flipping through the new Sundance catalog and what do I see? Embroidered bell bottom jeans!!!!!!! I couldn’t believe my eyes, but there they were in all of their free-spirit glory. 🙂 Be still … Continue reading

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Morgan Jeans

In between playing with ricocheting sequins and vintage patterns, I decided to make (finally) a pair of Morgan Boyfriend Jeans.  I bought the pattern earlier this year and got the non-stretch denim from Croft Mill Fabrics at the same time.  It’s one of the few pieces of fabric I have bought this year, and I’m … Continue reading “Morgan Jeans”

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McCalls 6794 top and some Eleonore jeans

I love a quick knit top, which is probably why my dresser is full of them, but there is just something a little classier about a top made from a woven fabric. It stops being “just a tee shirt” and, even in a casual, easy wearing style, becomes somethin…

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Stepping Out

While neutrals are decidedly within my comfort zone, bold, stand out colours are most certainly not!  However.  After making the gold and black Anza Dress last month, I had a bit of the fabric left over.  The lady I made the dress for didn’t want the remains for herself, so it went into the stash. … Continue reading “Stepping Out”

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1950s style pedal pusher jeans

Ooh friends, I’ve made something I’m soooo happy with. 1950s-inspired jeans, in a pedal pushers length for summer! We took photos of them at an Air BNB cabin we stayed in up north in Wisconsin earlier in the month, near the Minnesota border. Pretty there, right?? I’ll hopefully put together… read more »

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Turia Dungarees

Happy Summer!  I have a post that has been long in the making and I’m super excited to share it with you!  These are the Turia Dungarees and I’m in love with them! I bought the Turia Dungarees pattern exactly three years ago, and then did absolutely nothing with it for over two years.  Well, […]

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super easy DIY Jean pants to Jean skirt refashion video

Shoes: forever21 // top: similar, similar // skirt: DIY, or similar, similar, similar // sunglasses: Ray ban  JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.

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Banana or Primrose?

The other day a very good friend and I were poking about the posh shops in Holywood (NI not US) and we had a short conversation as we perused the rails: ME: “I’m going to make a pair of yellow jeans.” … Continue reading

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Jeans!

A new pair of retro-style jeans, that’s what I promised you, isn’t it? Well, I finished sewing them before last weekend and I was quite happy with the result. All I needed to do was pose for pictures… Which I did, in a bit of a hurry, on Su…

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Ginger the Fifth

Hey, I made some jeans! It’s another pair of Ginger jeans, I know, I know. Big whoop. This is my fifth pair now and I’m done for the foreseeable future! I have the very first pair, the second pair that worked on the retro styling and fit and added a… read more »

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Tutorial: Lengthening Rise and Adding Pockets to Jalie Éléonore Pull-On Jeans

Right now the Jalie Éléonore Pull-On Jeans pattern is my favourite sewing pattern and I made three changes to make it mine! 1. I lengthened the rise by 1 3/4″ 2. I shortened the hidden elastic in the waistband by 2″, front and back 3. I changed the front yoke to a functional pocket Lengthening the Rise…

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Tutorial: Zip Fly

Howdy-howdy stitchers! You know, jean-making seems to intimidate a lot of sewists; and while I don’t mind the compliments when people discover I make my own, I’m here to demystify the process. The truth is, jeans aren’t that difficult to construct. I think even a committed beginner could make them. And hey – jeans always look…

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Pantsmaking Resources: Fitting and Construction

Hello curvy sewing crew! Today’s Curvy Pants Month post rounds up all of the online knowledge resources out there for sewing and fitting pants and jeans, including tutorials for specific skills, sew-alongs that may have tips or tricks relevant to any pant or jeans pattern, and online classes and videos to guide you through the…

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Pantsmaking Resources: Fitting and Construction

Hello curvy sewing crew! Today’s Curvy Pants Month post rounds up all of the online knowledge resources out there for sewing and fitting pants and jeans, including tutorials for specific skills, sew-alongs that may have tips or tricks relevant to any pant or jeans pattern, and online classes and videos to guide you through the…

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Pantspiration: RTW Inspiration + Sewing Pattern Options

While Gillian post and Deb’s epic list of plus-size pants patterns is super helpful and an incredibly thorough go-to resource, it doesn’t have much visual appeal. We thought you might be jonesing for some inspirational pants eye-candy to complement it. Pantspiration, if you will, for Curvy Pants Month! For today’s post, I’ve picked a RTW example…

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Mend Those Jeans With a Sashiko-Inspired Stitch

Remember when I confessed that I hated mending? It’s true! In the past, when I glanced at my mending basket, I’d hear those high-pitched horror movie violins and run the other way. I know it’s weird, for as much I … Continue reading

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Pattern Testing: Mia Jeans from Sew Over It

So it has taken a silly amount of time for me to get around to posting these jeans. But I’m actually really pleased I’ve left it so long as my opinion on them has changed with wear! These are the Mia Jeans from the Sew Over It My Capsule Wardrobe: City…

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15+ Creative Ways to Mend Jeans

Creative Jeans Mending Tutorials - inspiration roundup from Melly SewsAfter I wrote my post on how I patch jeans, I decided to do a little roundup of some of the great ideas I’ve seen for other ways to mend jeans. You can use these techniques on anything, not just denim. Stitch a little sashiko on a stained t-shirt, or some reverse appliqué on a sweater Read the Rest…

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Ottobre, with Sprinkles on top

So many things I should be sewing, but I really wanted to make this cute outfit from the 06/2016 issue of Ottobre. So I put the practical on hold in favor of the cute.Myra’s a fan. I’m always happy when something I created makes her want to dance.Both …

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February is Curvy Pants Month on the CSC!

Happy new year, friends!  The Curvy Sewing Collective is delighted to announce that we are planning a month of posts in February focused on sewing pants… Curvy Pants Month! Yes, yes, my UK friends, snicker away… we mean the other kinds of pants! Trousers, slacks, jeans, culottes, britches, chinos, pantaloons, clam diggers, pedal pushers, cargos, joggers,…

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Amanda vs Ginger Jeans

You know in movies how the protagonist has that one moment where something happens and it is a catalyst for them to become extra awesome and take on a superhero mantle and fight crime? Well, I totally had that in July last year. Except there was no rousing soundtrack. And sadly my life remains secret identity free. […]

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My First Jeans {Sewing for Boys}

I. DID. IT.  When I started on my sewing adventure, sewing jeans for my boys I was certain I would never be able to sew jeans for my boys.  In fact, it never even crossed my mind, it was such an unattainable goal.  But then I started seeing more and more people in the sewing […]

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Ralph Lauren Blue Nights Stretch Denim In Body Hugging Ginger Jeans

What better way to show off your body hugging Ginger jeans than a day at the Art History Museum of Chicago to see the Mainbocher Exhibit.   The Haute Couture Club of Chicago field trip took place of December 4th where several club members showed o…

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Western-inspired Ginger jeans

Something like 3 months ago, I finished making a pair of jeans. When we went on a vacation to northern Wisconsin in October, we took photos of them. Finally today, I’m sharing them. Let’s have a little sewing, shall we? These are my third pair of Ginger jeans. I sewed… read more »

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