Second time around - Ginger and Jalie

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Dodgy photo alert!  I finished two and a half items over the long weekend, but I'm not sharing any of them today!

These Ginger jeans and Jalie 3245 top were made over my unintended blogging break.  Unfortunately my camera isn't working at the moment so I'm reduced to iPhone photos and you can't really see the details.

The Ginger jeans are almost exactly the same as last time but with a half inch adjustment for excess fabric under the butt and pull lines explained in this post.  I also slimmed the calves down even more to make these a truly skinny jean.  

The fabric is a really stretchy Ralph Lauren over dyed denim bought from Emma One Sock earlier this year.  It's beautiful and the fabric was lovely to work with.  I also used standard thread this time - my machine just doesn't like top stitching thread.

I've made the top before too but it seems I never blogged it.  I've used a gorgeous coral wool jersey I bought at The Fabric Store with my sister earlier this year.  From memory the only change I made was to add an extra inch in length.

Two nice new basics for the wardrobe.  Love the colour of the top and the shaped hem, but think I could have gone down a size.  I also love that I have jeans that are comfortable and long!  Oh the joys of sewing.

I love the feeling of the high waist but I'm not sure I like the way they look when you can see it through a top (like in the photos above).  I'm also not sure I have the right body shape for the high waist look, so I think I'll try the lower rise at some point in the future.


fabric epiphanies said...

These look really great! I had the same problem...too much fabric under the seat. I am at a loss though where to remove fabric from to make it better. It looks as though I need a wedge taken from the inner thigh tapering to nothing at the outer thigh. How did you fix your problem?

Gillian said...

Love Gingers and the Jalie Raglan! I've got enough of each to wear this combo for a week! :)
Great sewing!

Sharon said...

Your gingers jeans looks very smart and the coral raglan is another great piece for the wardrobe.

Anonymous said...

Lovely garments, I've found that my machine doesn't like top stitching thread either... but the upholstery thread is ok. It's a mystery but it works!

Emma said...

Your Ginger's area amazing! The tweaks are fantastic. Love the top too, as you say perfect staples!

honigdesign said...

Perfect casual elegance...I need a few of these in my closet!

Carolyn said...

These look like great pieces, both of them! I really love that warm pink colour on you. My machine hates top stitching thread too, but it works ok with upholstery thread, which "looks" just like topstitching thread in situ.