I made some solid black Ginger jeans last year
, and basically wore them to death. The fabric was fading weirdly in the wash (even when washing them inside out) and I noticed the butt area was almost transparent. I didn't want to risk tearing through the seat of my pants while I was travelling, so the plan was to make new jeans before my road trip in September!
This plan failed.
I had made the Ginger jeans
twice before and was pretty happy with how they fit, but the waist was always a little big and a little low on me. And I'm not a plumber. I could have easily adjusted the rise/waistband size, but instead my attention was drawn by a shiny new pattern: the Megan Nielsen Ash jeans.
Just so you know, the following pictures are my second version of this pattern.
Getting to these jeans was a SAGA. After my stretch jeans debacle with a Belgian online fabric store
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