Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Western style Ginger, celebrated by freakishly nice weather!

I'm convinced that this freakishly nice weather we're having in the UK, is nature's way of celebrating my new Western style Ginger...my second finished Ginger skirt in one week no less!

This Colette pattern just keeps giving and giving in my opinion! I'm over the moon that my second version has turned out as well as my aubergine version and thanks to Sarai's comment I realised where I went wrong with the cutting and matching up of my waistband the first time round!


Anyway, I actually can't take any credit for this western-style, denim Ginger! It was completely ripped off inspired by Casey, who was generous enough to share this tutorial on it. 

I love the top stitching effect on the waistband and pockets and I think the faux pearl button is a sweet touch.




I even used my overlocker to finish the pocket and side seams. It's the first time I've used it so I'm  not sure I got it 100%, but it kinda looks ok!?!



Unlike Casey, I have somewhat voluminous hips that the pockets just emphasised. So I decided to stitch the bottom half of my pockets down, a much more flattering look for me.



Just like last time, I shortened the waistband by an inch to suit my short torso better. But this time I knew I had to take in more at the top of the back seam, so there was no nasty unpicking involved. 

So it's another big HURRAH for the Ginger skirt pattern! I even have fabric for my third version picked out, but I may give my tired pattern a rest before putting it to work again!

17 comments:

  1. Hi Marie... Tim gave me your blog title, (I'm a 'vintage' family friend). Lovely to see someone sewing the things I used to sew in my youth. I'm mad about remnant bins and have cupboards full of fabrics. Well done with your blog. Very colourful and lively.

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  2. I love this, and of course I know it would suit me (and my voluminous hips) too!

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  3. Hi Christine, it's very nice of you to stop bye and comment! Tim's so sweet for telling you about my blog! I'm off to rummage and read through yours now ;o)

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  4. Ahh am so very jealous of this beautiful skirt. Have ordered Ginger from Colette patterns but because I ordered it with Peony (which ran out) it's been delayed - ack! Fabulous skirt though - love it, and loving our wonderful weather too!

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  5. Looking good, Marie! It's such a sweet pattern. Is it safe to say it's as much fun to make a Ginger as it is to make a Sorbetoo? Hmm...

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  6. Great skirt - I love the pockets echoing the shape of the waistband. It looks lovely on you.

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  7. Anna - voluminous hip ladies must stick together ;o)

    stitchandwitter - I hope your patterns arrive soon, they'll be worth the wait for sure!

    Melizza - definitely as good as the Sorbetto...but maybe not better ;o)

    Thanks Kestrel!

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  8. That is gorgeous!! It looks so professional. And I totally love your shoes -- I want a pair!

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  9. Love how your version turned out!!! (I'm so tickled that you used my tutorial... Exciting!) The idea to stitch the bottom half of the pockets down is really good too; I might have to try that on the one I made. ;) Thanks so much for the heads-up via Facebook!

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  10. Thanks Rachel. My shoes are from Office by the way, http://www.office.co.uk/

    Casey - no need for you to stitch your pockets down, your skirt is perfect on you! Thanks again so much for sharing such brilliant tutorials!

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  11. Marie I love both your versions of this skirt. I ordered this pattern a few days ago inspired by your aubergine version and it's next on my sewing list now.

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  12. That skirt is so cute, I love it!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  13. It's GORGEOUS Marie, I love it, but then I'm a bit biased about denim Ginger skirts!! x

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  14. What a cute skirt, the pearl buttons are indeed a great detail and the inside is so neatly finished!

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  15. You did a great job. I have a pair of forties denim culottes that have the same pocket detail. You should wear them with coboy boots!

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