My Plans for Jeans in January

It’s easy to loose one’s sewing focus, what with Christmas just around the corner, meals to be prepared, parties to celebrated, champagne to be drunk etc. So in order not to forget what is what and where it’s at I thought I should announce my sewing plans for Jeans in January.

So: In January I plan to:

  1. Sew another, fitting, pair of Jalie 2908, from a light denim that I recently acquired
  2. Muslin the Ginger Jeans pattern, trying to frankenpattern the high-waist of the skinnies onto the stovepipe-leg-version
  3. Sew a pair of Gingers following the results of the muslin in navy corduroy (recently acquired)
  4. If this results in a TNT, sew a pair of Gingers in black, coated denim (from the stash, was meant to be jeans early this year but deemed to out there – but then, the older I get the closer I get to “crazy old lady” territory, so I might try out there again.
  5. Get rivets and try to adorn my jeans with rivets. I do already have the hammer!
  6. Maybe, possibly sew a pair of white Jalies (from stash) – I kinda fancy a pair of bootcut white jeans, I have a vision of lazily slouching by the pool in them. If  I don’t wake up the the reality of a German January and still have time I might just make them…
  7. Possibly join Instagram. I have been wary of adding another social media channel to my list as I feel there can be too much of a good thing, but I have heard instagram praised so much (my reader Marianne called it a game-changer, so there is that), that I’d like to look into it.
  8. Also (and entirely unconnected to Jeans in January) I’d like to announce a 3-month stash diet as from January. I have SO MUCH fabric in my stash right now, emergency measures are in order.


Although I might post again this year if I can in the mince-pie induced stupor that is the holiday season, I better wish you a wonderful time at Christmas. Have a great new year and see you again in 2016 at the latest, whether for Jeans in Januar or other sewing business.

xx Chris




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12 thoughts on “My Plans for Jeans in January

  1. navybluethreads December 23, 2015 at 8:30 pm Reply

    Wow! Sounds like a jeans-a-thon! Will look forward to hearing your progress on these. I’ve been contemplating Instagram too for a while, but feel like it may be just another thing to do at the end of a long day… Mmmm… Jury’s out! Have a lovely, festive time 🙂 x.

  2. SewSouthLondon December 24, 2015 at 2:17 am Reply

    Happy Christmas! I admire your dedication to jeans. My New Year resolution is to make a jumpsuit to participate in your Jumping for June!! I totally agree with your friend who thought Instagram is a game changer. It’s so instant and always inspiring. I wonder whether it will stop people reading blogs?

    • Thimberlina December 28, 2015 at 1:04 am Reply

      At last a jumpsuit in the horizon! Which are you going to make? 😀

      • SewSouthLondon December 28, 2015 at 3:40 am

        Still mulling it over, the Republique du Chiffon one is quite gorgeous! I’ll catch up eventually – maybe a year late!

  3. Linda of Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!! December 24, 2015 at 4:51 am Reply

    That’s a big list, but I still have faith in you! I’ll be watching your progress! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  4. Mia December 24, 2015 at 11:35 am Reply

    Finally one last pattern suggestion this year (don`t worry, no undies this time 😉 ) for your well planned jeans-marathon: Birkin Flares seem to fullfill your demands on a higher-waisted jeans and the results look quite adequate IMO – okay the wide legs might be a reason for some frankenpatterning. -> .

    I wish you and your family a merry christmas and a happy and successful new year! See you next year – hopefully you will continue your on this blog with all kinds of sewing fun.

    your faithful BLOG reader

  5. Marianne December 24, 2015 at 11:49 am Reply

    Merry Christmas for you and your loved ones, Chris! Glad you’ll be looking into Instagram, hope you like it! I’ll use the holidays to come up with a jeans plan.

  6. Thimberlina December 28, 2015 at 1:06 am Reply

    I’ve got my fabric, it wasn’t too expensive so I’m thinking I may just go ahead and make them after comparing the pieces to my favourite jeans. Looking forward to getting started 😀

    • Chris December 29, 2015 at 12:55 am Reply

      My fabric is all set too now, I started glueing the PDF today (stupidly, I cut of the wrong edges, so I had to sello-tape everything – already annoyed). Who knows, I might get a chance to try a muslin in 2015?

      • Thimberlina December 29, 2015 at 12:57 am

        I always use cellotape. Is gluing easier? I’d have thought it’d mess up the scissors. Or do you then trace off you size?

      • Chris December 29, 2015 at 1:00 am

        I always used the Prit sticks (is that what they are called in England too? the white glue sticks kids use in their crafts?) and that was fine. With sellotape I get “little static heaps of sellotape”-syndrome…
        With bottoms I then trace because I normally need to add a little extra booty-room…

      • Thimberlina December 29, 2015 at 1:05 am

        Just bought some glue today, 24 glue sticks in a pack, weird not bought them for years!! Must be some psychic goings on here!!! We have prit sticks too but these are scotch brand I think. 24 for about £7 from Costco. Bit of a bargain!

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