Here she is, at long last– Ginger #2!
I finished sewing her a while ago, but only finished up the hand-stitched hem last night (once again, a super slow process, but this time I couldn’t do a machine hem because I didn’t have enough thread left to wind a bobbin… I finished with about 18″ to spare!!).
The fabric is a brushed cotton twill with just a hint ‘o’ stretch (which I didn’t notice in my fabric store excitement… “OMGeezy, pink!! A pink skirt!!! Ahhhhh!!!!”). I also didn’t notice that it was brushed twill at the store as the fuzzy side was tucked to the inside. I’m not a huge fan of that texture, so I used it as the wrong side (I hate how the fuzzy side always seems to get little threads and things stuck to it– yuck!).
I did the piping using Sunni’s tutorial, and it was a breeze! I totally recommend this. I used ready-made white piping, but I think I’m ready to make my own on the next project that calls for it.
In bummer news, the waistband is a tiny bit too big! I’m not sure if this is due to the fact that Ginger #1 was made with much thicker fabric, or if it’s due to my constantly-fluctuating weight (grrrrr), but either way it’s pretty annoying. I don’t much want to tear out the whole waistband just to take it in a tad and then find out a few months and a few pounds later that it no longer fits, so I think I will probably let it be for the time being. Also, thinking about the waistband too much kind of makes me want to tear it to shreds like a rabid badger, so maybe we should move on. Shall we?
Anybody else have a Ginger cooking? I highly recommend this pattern– it’s easy, flattering, and really fun to make. If you’re looking for more inspiration before starting yours, Lindsay just posted an adorable chambray version and Casey just made one in cowgirl-style denim.