In the spring of 2014 I bought fabric to make my first pair of jeans.
In 2015, Gillian dared me to finish the Ginger Jeans and I managed to make a non-stretch muslin in January 2016. This confirmed that the size I chose to make wasn’t too far off and that pants weren’t as scary as I thought they would be. Nevertheless, this project stalled when I started feeling insecure about my changing weight.
In late November, Morgan from Crab & Bee, came over to help me do some fitting on the ginger jeans pattern. We made full butt and full calf adjustments and I felt ready to resume this project.
Then I decided to Rebel a little bit, made a Jyn Erso costume, and in the process made my first pair of pants!
That took a lot of the fear away. I had done it. I had made pants that stayed on, were comfortable, and looked good. Now, let’s make something with a little... [read more]