Nothing gets me motivated to sew like that change in seasons! Are you the same? I love hearing what it is that helps motivate people and bring back their “sew-jo”(??) after a little, or maybe long slump.
I definitely have this outfit in mind for spring, but whats really great about these patterns is that simply changing the fabric could make them work for any season. Imagine the jeans in a dark denim, and the top in a velvet with a rich deep color…or some super faded denim and a handkerchief weight linen for the top in summer? I love how fabric can completely transform any outfit.
I went with this beautiful pink floral for the mintu top and a white stretch denim for the ginger jeans.
I took the legs in quite a bit to make a very skinny leg jean, so if you prefer a bit looser, then I believe the pattern will still work well for you. I had quite a bit of twisting when I basted the legs together (which they advise you to do in the pattern many times) so I correctly that by making sure the front and back matched up perfectly and were not off on the inseam and outer seams. Once I did that they didn’t twist at all. I also added about an inch to the overall length. I am 5’6″ but pretty short waisted, so the extra inch in the legs was really nice to have. I didn’t think it made that much of a difference so I did not add the inch on my second pair and I really wish I would have.
The top has a facing which makes the armholes and neckline a breeze!
I also really love the way the top bells out. Ever since having kids I tend to rarely wear shirts that are fitted on my waist. It doesn’t’ seem to matter if my jeans are tight, loose, or a perfect fit…that little extra pooch just wont go away! (send your tips my way if you’ve figured that one out ;))
You can find both patterns here, Minttu Top by Named Clothing, and the jeans are the ginger jeans by Closet Case Files I did the low rise version on mine. You can also find both patterns at Indie Sew.
The fabrics were both purchased at Joann Stores.
Happy Sewing!! I would love to hear what you will be sewing up for spring!