1 Year of Blogging + Ginger Jeans!


It seems fitting that my post celebrating one year of blogging is about one of the most ambitious projects I’ve ever taken on. Making these jeans was so much fun! I used the Ginger Jeans pattern by Closet Case Patterns. I don’t usually wear skinny jeans, but as of late I’ve been wanted my clothes to be more fitted, so it was a good choice.  Luckily, I didn’t have to change much on the pattern, except to take in the side seams at the waist, slim the lower leg, and let out the back seam a bit.


Certainly the most annoying parts were the topstitching on the fly and the button. I ripped out the topstitching four times to get it right, and I had to do several practice buttons. It was worth it, though!


My favorite part was actually sewing the fly zipper. I thought it would be difficult, but it wasn’t, and it was so satisfying!


I was a bit concerned when it came to the front pockets. I thought I might have to get an engineering degree to figure out how they came together, but they turned out to be one of those things that you just have to follow the instructions for and it’ll come together.


Okay, and you get aaallllllllll the pictures…



I’ve been looking back at the past year and realizing that going forward, I really want to get into the habit of writing posts as soon as I finish projects. It’s hard to believe it’s only been one year, but at the same time it’s hard to believe that it’s already been one year! Thank you so much to everyone who’s read my blog so far! I hope you’re having a wonderful summer!