I’ve been desperate to make this yellow denim into some Ginger jeans, and I finally found the energy. I had to find said energy as the pattern I had traced off was a size too big so I had to redo it a size smaller. As you can see I’m wearing my jeans in Sydney, where I have been shopping and bought fabric, zips, buttons and wool – eeep! Most of the fabric was for Mark though, so I don’t think that counts – does it?
The sad news? I think these jeans are still a size (or two) too big! The next ones I make will be version B with a higher waist and skinny legs and I will work a bit harder on the fit.
I lined them with a piece of blue and white sheeting from my scrap pile and this gives me great pleasure every time I look inside them, but didn’t manage to get a photo to show you.
When I made the last pair, Heather Lou, the designer, suggested that I reduce the back pocket size to a size 6, but I think they need to go to a 4 or even a 2.
These are the perfect jeans for my trip to Sydney and they have carried me through the day and into a casual dinner. I love some of the buildings in Sydney – how is this for the inside of a bank?
The details: Closet Case Files Ginger Jeans made from yellow denim from Knitwit. Top is the Coco from Tillyandthebuttons, and the belt is made from wide elastic and a 1960s daisy buckle. Thanks to Mark for taking the photos so patiently.
And a last photo of the Opera House lit up at night – sorry for the poor quality, but it’s nice to see the lights projected on the sails.
25 thoughts on “Ginger jeans in yellow”
Dang, those jeans look perfect to me! What a happy color too. I might need to break down and get this pattern.
You must buy the pattern, it makes jean making so easy!
Love the jeans Sue, and the colour.
I LOVE THE COLOUR! So cite with the belt. But yes, I think you could go down a size if you want a tighter feeling.
I have plans to run a bit of elastic through the waistband as an easy way of stopping them falling down. I do love them too much to not wear them!
Wonderful colour jeans. They look perfect for your day in Sydney. I hope you bought something wonderful for yourself – not all for Mark!
Never worry about me missing out! 🙂
How cool! Yellow is such a fun colour for jeans. And Sidney in the background seems so modern and lively. I must visit this city one day!
Oh, you really must Hélène!
Great looking jeans and you have given others a great view of Sydney. Hope you are having a great time, sorry we didn’t give you the best weather.
The weather is so much better than the Perth insane heat and humidity Sharon, I’m loving it!
Love the jeans and the colour is great. Not a bad view from your hotel – hope you are enjoying Sydney.
These are really great. I love the colour and overall look of the denim and the topstitching – very designer! I think the pockets look a good size too.
Thanks Megan, Archie (son) picked the topstitching colour – he did well!
You look great in these jeans. And what a backdrop!
Yes, your hometown, lucky thing!
Nice jeans! Thanks for sharing your trip photos!
Your yellow jeans are wonderful! And of course I love the shots of Sydney.
Thanks and there are more to come, Patricia!
Fabulous jeans! That last photo is super cool — looks like Sydney is a lovely city.
I found your blog while googling ‘Ginger Jeans’ and I absolutely love your yellow version. I’m now waiting patiently for my paper pattern to arrive!
Thank you! The yellow ones are pretty good, but I suggest you muslin the pattern first as it does have fit issues.