Sew... I have really enjoyed jean making recently and after finishing my third pair of Closet Case Ginger jeans I decided to try a different style. Heather Lou’s instructions are brilliant so instead of straying too far I decided to make the Morgans. Described as a slim boyfriend fit the Morgans have a mid-rise, tapered leg and button fly. As well as having a different fit to the Gingers they are also designed for non stretch denim.
Harriet stocks a variety of denims suitable jean making including stretch and non stretch and also this amazing ex-designer 11oz reversible denim. I don’t know if its just me but I’ve always struggled to find non stretch light wash denim.
With one side being the perfect, in my opinion, light blue wash and white on the reverse I decided to incorporate both sides within my Morgans. Being 145cm wide the pattern fabric requirements were for 2 meters of fabric. However after cutting out on the flat I managed to get them out of just 1.5 meters. I did cut them at the cropped marking, I’m short! That short that I also took them up by a further 2 inches so that they sit nicely if I wear them with trainers.
Just as I imagined the instructions were easy to follow which makes these jeans a most satisfying sew. The only part I needed some help with was pinning the fit on the legs. My legs are obviously a lot smaller than my tummy! Please don’t be put off by jean making. If you can sew and understand instructions then go for it. Ignore the “advance” or “intermediate” labels. Just take your time and enjoy the process.
I’m way too messy to have a white pair of jeans so I used the white side for the coin pocket, the opposite back pocket and the belt loops. I really like the flashes of white against the blue.
As with all Sew Me Sunshine fabric this denim is amazing quality. There’s enough left for two of you to make a pair of jeans each!
I was provided with this fabric free of charge by Sew Me Sunshine in exchange for this blog post and all thoughts and opinions are my own. You can see more of my sewing through my Instagram account @sewinthegarden.