I have officially fallen behind in blogging. I’ve now made everything that I planned to make for the fall, but have only managed to blog the cardigan. It’s not because I haven’t made some good stuff, though. This jacket is the pièce de résistance of my fall sewing collection. It may also be my all-time favorite make.
I’ve wanted black jeans for a long time. When I studied abroad back in, oh 2010, my friend had a great pair of grey jeans that she wore constantly. I thought they were so cool, but I’ve never had a pair of anything other than classic blue myself. Eight years later, I decided to take things into my own hands and make myself a black pair.
Growing up, my dad always insisted that my brothers and I wear rain coats. I was more of the run-to-the-car-with-my-hood-up type of teenager, but he made sure that we wore our rain coats. My rebellious self didn’t take a raincoat to college. After college, my mom gave me a great trench coat, but it doesn’t have a hood. Finally, years later, I decided it was time to have a proper rain coat. Enter the Kelly Anorak by Closet Case Patterns.
These are the “real deal.” After successfully making a wearable muslin of the Ginger jeans in September, I upped my game and used ~fancy~ materials for this pair. Since this is my second time making this pattern in a short period of time, Im going to focus on the changes I made from my first pair of Gingers to this pair. Continue reading
I haven’t successfully purchased jeans for about 5 years. I bought a pair at JCrew 2 summers ago, but they were too big, so I ended up giving them away. My older pairs are looking pretty ratty at this point, and I think one pair is actually my mom’s, so I am super excited about my new jeans-making abilities.