Tag: <span>denim</span>

Railroad Denim Self-Drafted Trousers

In the last few years I’ve realized I love denim but hate jeans. I hate a back yoke and see no need for rear pockets- totally useless. So for this pair of denim I drafted a trouser pattern that I’m really loving. It has a nice wide straight leg, roomy front curved pockets and double back darts for shaping in the back. I adore these! These were made …

Self Drafted Japanese Lightwash Cropped Denim and Mirage Knitted Tank

I’m super busy this week prepping for Thanksgiving but had to share my newest make: these awesome cropped jeans! I drafted these myself off my redone pant sloper. I knew exactly what I wanted: a high waist, a medium wide leg that falls straight out from the hip, cropped. Minimal details and simple style. These jeans are the first part of my planned winter look (above). I’ll make …

Selvedge Denim Buttonfly Jeans Vogue V8774

It’s finally time to start sewing for fall here in FL! The last few days have been breezy and cool after weeks of heat. First up- a simple pair of selvedge denim buttonfly jeans using a modified version of Vogue V8774. I wanted something classic in a dark wash with a straight leg. Unadorned since my other two pairs of blue jeans are both patched and embroidered. I …

Top Five Hits 2015

  Can you guys believe the year is almost over! You know what that means-time for some Top 5 Posts!  I’ve kept up with Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow’s Top 5 Year End Reflections since I started this blog.  I love looking back and reflecting on my life and my sewing each year. As I gear up for Holiday Sewing in the month before Christmas it’s so nice …

Refashioned Denim Dress

I just love how this denim dress turned out!  Sadly I haven’t gotten to wear this except for taking the pictures as it’s still way too hot to wear denim here in Florida!  But once winter comes this will be my go to dress.  You can never have too many shift dresses! I’ve made this pattern, Anne Klein for Vogue Patterns V1382, as a top a few times now, here and here, but …

Top 5 Hits of 2014

This year has really just flown by.  I can hardly believe I’m coming up on my blog’s 1st anniversary!  What started out as a therapeutic outlet for me to focus on my creativity and not just motherhood  has become so much more.  I love how in a little less than a year I can see my style solidifying and my sewing skills improving.  Last year I would never …

Indigo Dyeing- My results!

Here’s a quick update on the results of my indigo dye bath from the other day.  You can view the earlier post here.  I love my color results!  The blues are really clear and rich and a shade I really like.  The whole process was quite easy and cleaned up pretty quickly with no stains!  I think I could have gotten the denim darker if I hadn’t dyed …

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