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Pattern Review: Closet Core Patterns: Ginger Skinny Jeans

Threads #185, June/July 2016
Belle Blouse in silk charmeuse and low-rise Ginger Jeans in stretch denim. Fabrics from Mood Designer Fabrics, New York. Photo: Jack Deutsch. Stylist: Jessica Saal. Styling credits: belt—JCrew.com.

Closet Core Patterns: Ginger Skinny Jeans 03

Two silhouette options are featured on this pattern. One is a low-rise jean, with a waistline 3-1 ⁄ 2 inches below the natural waist and stovepipe legs. The other view has a higher rise, with a waistline 1 inch below the natural waist and a skinny leg cut. Both views include traditional details: a fly front, right front change pocket, front hip pockets and back patch pockets, two-piece back yokes and topstitched seams. The front leg inseam is longer than the back. With a steam iron, stretch the back leg inseam before sewing.

The instructions are extremely thorough and show illustrations for every step. Our tester especially liked the detailed fly-front directions.

  • The skinny jeans are highly fitted, and adjustment might be needed for fuller calves.
  • Look for light- to mediumweight stretch denim, twill, and other bottom-weight fabrics with spandex.
  • Select a stable interfacing to support the waistband, the fly front, and the pocket top edges.
  • Making a pair of jeans is not difficult, but it involves a daunting number of steps. However, once you fit a pair, you have a template for more.

(Sized 0-32 for hips 33-63 in.)


—Tested by Patty Robison, Bellingham, Washington

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Sewing tip: To get an accurate read on the fit, use stretch fabric for your muslin.

Illustrations by Steven Fleck.

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