Ginger Skinny Jeans
A review of Closet Core Patterns Ginger Jeans
After my relative success with the Morgan jeans, also by Closet Case Patterns, I decided to try their number one pattern – the Ginger skinny jean. I used Cone Mills 12.5oz denim in black and went down a size from the Morgans to a size 16 as the Morgans are a little loose on me.
Unfortunately I made a bit of a mistake by not realising the View A jeans -the low rise- are a stove pipe leg and not a skinny leg (that’s View B). Whoops! I discovered this after I basted the jeans together and then basically slimmed them down myself with a bit of trial and error, taking in the side seams. I’m pretty happy with the result!
The instructions were superb, as always from CCP, and there is a full sewalong chock full of details and tips on making your perfect jeans. My main issue with these is that the low-rise is just a little too low-rise for me (not so unusual as I am quite long-hipped), so I will probably try the mid-rise version next. I was really pleased with the back of my jeans this time. The pocket placement was better for my bum shape 🙂 and I tried one of the pocket decorations from CCP’s free download pack. It turned out ok! The belt loops were also much easier this time.
I’ve written an in-depth review of the details with pics at my blog if that’s useful for you! 🙂
Overall this is the classic handmade jeans pattern on the market, and deservedly so. Good drafting, great instructions and a result that looks surprisingly (in my case) professional!