Ginger Lovin’

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Woop I made the Colette Ginger skirt. I can’t remember who’s I saw first but I love both Lladybird and Stitch n Bitch’s versions of the Ginger. I think this pattern is made for denim. I made my version out of a really stiff denim that it holds the shape in a very assertive A-Line. I prewashed this fabric twice and it still looks like this. I’m not complaining. It’s awesome.

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This skirt was ridiculously quick and easy to put together. Because the denim was so stiff it was super easy to cut out and sew together and required minimal pinning. There was no slip-age or fussing around with this fabric!

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Oddly, or perhaps not, the skirt only flares outwards, not forward and back so it is still flattering despite the exaggerated shape.

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I made this skirt in a straight six which to me sounds WAY too small to be a grown up size. I haven’t worn a six in years but I’m all for the affirmation of wearing a smaller size. The only changes I made to the pattern were minimal – I took 6cm off the bottom, decided against interfacing the waistband and inserted a normal metal zipper. I figured the heavier material would need a stronger zip.

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I also decided to make the waistband facing in this cute polka dot. I LOVE this pattern. It’s great for the long humid summer were having here.

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Have you made the Ginger before? Did you love it?

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28 thoughts on “Ginger Lovin’”

  1. Beautiful skirt! This might sound a bit weird but were you in Global Fabrics yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon – around 4pm? I saw a familiar looking face but couldn’t place it until I saw this post and thought it could be you!?

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  2. Oh, it’s great – and you look fabulous in it! I love what you did to the waistband – it’s those little touches that add so much. You are really becoming a confident and creative dressmaker!

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