Fantastic Floral Ginger Jeans

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ello fancy floral jeans! This is the beast that broke my machine, There were tension problems with the topstitching thread and regular thread that sent my poor machine all the way to Kansas. Not really that far, but it stinks that there is no local place. Thankfully it was covered under warranty and my machine is back where it belongs!
I love these jeans, LOVE them! I am a huge fan of florals, I think i can brainwash people into thinking that florals are a basic, right? After my first pair of gingers, I felt the need to ramp it up a bit. So after eying this stretch twill for the better half of a year, I finally decided to get it. I'm so glad I did! One thing I worried about was how many outfits I could actually get out of a pair of floral jeans, without looking like I'm trying too hard. I came up with 3 outfits for real life. This first one is date night. We don't really go fancy when we do go out. usually to the movies, or to hang out with friends.
I feel a black leather jacket could be the finishing touch to this ensemble!
Then we have book club. Yes I do book club. We are not reading Theodore Roosevelt's Autobiography, this is just one of my favorite old books that my grandparents gave me. I have started reading it, it's slow going but it does make me feel like a smarty pants!
And then there is the daily "pulled together" mom outfit. The one you wear when you want people to think that you're above sweatpants and tees, when really its the first in seven days you've put on regular people clothes. These pants are comfy and soft enough that I do forget I'm wearing real pants. Plus pattern mixing is a lot of fun!
This is my "I hear ruckus in the next room stance." Children don't you know I'm trying to look all modely and junk? I think the key to this pattern balance is all in the shoes. I tried it on with a pair of heeled boots but there was so much cover up and stuff going on it looked heavy. I think the pointed toe flats give it a simplicity, and I like simple.
So these are my fancy pants. I do love how they turned out and I've loved the challenge that comes with finding the perfect fit but maybe I'll take a break from big projects for a bit, and do a couple smaller ones. So I have to ask, Are you a floral person or is there another pattern you're drawn to?

17 comments:

  1. These look GREAT! Seriously, love the fit and I have a serious case of the wants for this fabric. My fave outfit is with the striped shirt - I would wear that every. Single. Day.

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  2. I'm more of a stripe girl, so you bet I love that last outfit! And seriously fab jeans.

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  3. This is making me want to finish my trial pair of Gingers and then make a pair of these! Wonderful job. I love them! I love florals and stripes together. Swoon!

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  4. Get em done! BTW I love your sewing room!

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  5. Thank you! that is probably my favorite outfit too, and both pieces are handmade!

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  6. Thank you! the striped shirt is Grainline's hemlock pattern, I have to give it up to you indie pattern makers for making me look good!

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  7. these are perfect!

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  8. I love these! I've had some floral stretch denim in my stash for a while, so I'm glad I'm not the only one who is into the idea of flowery pants!

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  9. those are absolutely fabulous! I am quite impressed by anyone who completes pants - jeans nonetheless. I have a pair of pants in my near-future sewing list but I can't help to feel apprehensive. Your completed pants make me motivated to get started on mine!

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  10. These are amazing! I have some floral twill in my stash that might become a copycat pair of these. I love all the outfits you put together and I especially love the striped Hemlock!

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  11. I can't wait to see the pants you make! what pattern are you using?

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  12. Thank you! i think the world would be a better place with more florals! BTW I lerve your hair!

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  13. I haven't decided for sure yet, but at the moment I'm considering a couple of burda magazine patterns: 103 from jul 2010 or 129 from feb 2014...

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  14. I just bought this fabric at hancock the other day! no idea what to do with it and I'm super not brave enough to try making pants yet, but I love what you did with it! really gorgeous pair of pants.

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  15. Oh my gosh! These jeans are AMAZING!! The print is incredibly pretty and it makes me want to sew myself a pair too haha Good job with this garment. :)

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