BJmade! a pastel floral denim ginger skirt

How many adjectives can you fit into one post header?

Could probably manage a few more but pastel, floral, denim and ginger will do, oh and stretch.

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That’s this skirt. All of the above. Started at #cbrsewingcrew, finished in time for the heatwave.

It’s Closet Case Files Ginger jeans pattern, used to make a skirt. Not by sewing up the legs! 😯 No, by not cutting them in the first place. I guess you could call in extreme pattern modification.Have you tried any major pattern changes?

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Some really pale blue top-stitching and finally the perfect use for some Cath Kidston buttons.

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I really like the fit and fly construction of the Ginger jeans (once I got the sizing sorted, as several people have noted, they run large). I thought let’s try that as a skirt. What could possibly go wrong.

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In this skirt I finally managed some good looking bartacks, courtesty of PFAFF stitch number 43. Barbara jane made.jpg

Worn here with my Grainline white linen and eyelet (sewing scraps) tank top.

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Pattern: based on the Ginger jeans pattern.

Fabric: pastel, stretch, floral, demim from Pitt Trading ( I finally got there! after reading so much about it, thanks Jillian 🙂 )

Modifications: jeans legs turned into a skirt, not as hard as it sounds, just don’t trace or cut the inner leg seam.

What I like: the fabric, love it, so spring like. The combination of pretty with jeans styling.

Perfect for lunch at Brindabella Hills. It’s beginning  to feel a lot like summer 🙂 🌞

Whats on your project table? Happy stitching!




25 thoughts on “BJmade! a pastel floral denim ginger skirt

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  2. Love this! Love your whole outfit in fact! The skirt fits you really well, good job with the pattern hacking. I am so jealous of that fabric, it is gorgeous. Definitely not Spring in the UK though so I suppose I wouldn’t get much wear out of it. Still want it though!


    • thanks very much Jean! the fabric is lovely isn’t it, even though my husband thought there was something wrong with it ’cause you couldn’t see the flowers properly 🙂


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