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Long time no post, right? It has been a mighty busy few weeks in our house, and while I managed to sneak in sewing time I never got around to posting anything. I cleaned both of my closets, and revealed to myself yet again that I am in dire need of basics. Sewing basics aren’t that fun though, hence why my Me Made #BasicBxtch stash is slim to none.
I’ve come to the conclusion that tees, tanks, and simple knit tops are cheap enough to buy.. They pretty much all look the same, and I am fine with purchasing them. So, what did I make instead to beef up my #BasicBxtch stash? I sewed up some undies! Two Watson Bras, and Two Watson bikinis! Oh yeah! I love both of these patterns, and the bikini is so comfy in the bamboo knit that I used here.
I also *whipped* up a new pair of Ginger Jeans! In all my excitement to receive my Cone Mills Denim kit to make the Morgan Jeans pattern, I wanted to make a new pair to remain comfortable sewing jeans. My first pair of Ginger’s was blogged here.
This pair was made using a stretch polka dot denim from Mood in NY that I picked up earlier this year. The stretch is very generous to make these comfy, but NOT (the dreaded) JEGGING. I cut a straight size 10, because it was closest to my waist measurement and I knew the denim would stretch during the day to accommodate my hip measurement (which is closer to this patterns size 12-14).
The instructions are really great. If you get stuck, the sew-along has visual instruction for extra information. The only hiccup I had was my pocket stays. I used a Wax Print fabric for my waistband so it didn’t stretch out, but forgot that the same fabric for pocket stays would reduce the stretch in the hip area where I needed the most stretch. ROOKIE jeans maker move! I couldn’t get the damn things on! Moral of the story,
I started a diet, went to the gym… I cut straight up the pocket stays, serged those bad boys closed, and was able to zip my jeans. Bend, twist, move, drop down and get my eagle on… I was instantly skinny again HAHAHAHA.
Before I go,
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