i love this ginger pattern, y’all. it’s so easy to sew, flattering to wear, etc etc. after casey posted a tutorial for scalloped pockets, i knew i needed to make another one asap. here’s the fun part of the story – i stopped by a moving sale on my way to the fabric store (i needed to have my scissors sharpened & i thought i would buy some khaki twill to make into a western-y skirt) and ended up buying a gigantic bag of fabric for $20… including 4 yards of khaki twill! haha i love it when this stuff works out in my favor!
i still got my scissors sharpened, though. they now cut like a hot knife through buttah. and the scissor man complimented my excellent choice in shears. yes, i blushed.
so here’s my second ginger! i used the aforementioned khaki twill, re-drafted the pattern to include scalloped pockets, and interfaced the waistband with boning. there are buttons to hold down the pockets, and i even found the perfect brown invisible zipper lurking in my stash. super cheap project!
these pictures are not very good – it was gross outside, so i had to use the flash. but omg my hair – why is my hair so giant? higher the hair, closer to god amirite?
i serged all my seams – they look different because i only had 2 spools of light brown thread, so i used those in the upper & lower loopers and used dark brown for the needles. then i forgot & serged whichever way… which is why you see some dark brown, some light brown. oops!
and while we’re on the subject, look at some of the other fabric i bought at the sale…
this one is my favorite. i laughed pretty hard when i unearthed it because it looks remarkably similar to sunni’s ginger skirt – which, btw, was the whole reason why i bought the pattern in the first place. i love her skirt!
anyway, i got 4 yards of this… for $2. YES. i think i am going to use it for the rooibos, though. what color should i make the piping and facings? red? yellow? white? not purple. don’t say purple.
another 4 yard piece of fabric i picked up for $2. this one is a cotton/rayon blend… the original stickers from the fabric store were still on it. it’s a little too quilt-y for me, but i think i can make it work with something. maybe the parfait?
i also bought navy corduroy (4 yards), olive green wool suiting (2~ yards), wool tweed (a giant piece; idk how much, it had moth holes so it’s currently ~chilling~ in the freezer lolz), boring yellow gingham that i obvs don’t even need, the aforementioned buttons and oh… 4 yards of 60″ denim:
a full 12ft, if you will
i mean, lolwut
guess i will be making pants later down the line this year. heyyyy-o!