I am not a person who has ever worn “skinny jeans” so I knew that making a pair would be an adventure. I used the “Ginger Mid-rise” skinny jean pattern from Closet Case Patterns. I absolutely love their Morgan boyfriend jean pattern so that’s why I chose this one.
I’m pretty pleased with the results. I can tell you that this style is not a favorite for me, I did end up with a good pair of jeans and I was glad to try the pattern that so many of you have used before. Like the Morgan jean, this pattern is really easy to follow. Because of the close fit, I did find myself making more adjustments (waist) than with the other pattern.
All in all, I would recommend this pattern to others. I made this pair from a stretch cotton twill. I used this as a wearable muslin since this will also help me to reduce some of my fabric stash! Other that the waist curve adjustment, I really didn’t make any changes to the pattern. They do have some great resources for jean making on the Closet Case website.
That’s all for now. Let me know what you’re working on…
So, when I saw people raving about this pattern and these jeans, I knew I would have to give them a try. It’s been around 90 degrees here, so making jeans has not been a high priority for me. But now that I feel that Fall is coming, I wanted to get these done. And I am SO glad I did.
I have to say, these jeans are as great as everyone has said they are!
They are very comfortable and are just like jeans, but pull-on.
I used a stretch twill for these. I used this pair as a wearable muslin since I didn’t know how they would fit. While the pictures look like they are really pulling in the front, they don’t feel that way. You must make sure to use a fabric with the correct amount of stretch as the pattern tells you. I used the measurements on the envelope to determine my size and that’s what I made. I needed less adjustments with these than with regular jeans patterns. The only thing I did was to slightly pull in the elastic in the back in order to eliminate any back gap I might have (as is the case with regular jeans).
While there are no actual front pockets, the back pockets are real.
This is a pattern I can see making again. I’d like to find a patterned stretch twill or denim for the next pair.