These Are The Best Fitting Jeans I've Made Yet.....!

... I'm talking about the Close Case Patterns.

                                                    Ginger jeans by Closet Case Patterns

Kudos to my hubby, my personal photographer, for his great photographic skills!

Okay, so here's the thing, I know this pattern has been around for a while. And, I've had mine since 2015. I won it in a Pattern Review contest as a random winner. I won the PDF version.

Jeans Contest 2015: Official Discussion 

February 15 to March 15, 2015

Read my pattern review here of Burda 8488

Looking back on this challenge, I realize the Ginger jeans is actually my FOURTH pair of jeans, WOW! My first pair was a faux leather jean pant I made as part of a suit using the popular Jalie jeans pattern. The jacket I made was inspired by a beautiful teal green leather jacket that Andrea Davis of Sew to Fit made in 2014. Andrea's jacket can be seen HERE.

The second pair of jeans that I made were the Jess jeans created by Lena Merrin of Iconic Patterns.
I Love that these jeans have a button front fly opening. I made these out of a gold brushed denim that I purchased from JoAnn Fabrics. I actually participated in the Jess Jeans sew-along making these jeans. 
Terrible picture, I know. I don't think I've ever taken 
a picture of me wearing these jeans. SMH.

On to the third pair of jeans, which was actually the pair that I made for the Jeans contest in Pattern Review, the Burda 8488. Follow the link above to read my full review. I chose to use the sailor pant style, made out of a brushed denim twill fabric. This was not your traditional jeans, but that's me, non-traditional at times.

Check out that contrasting chevron panel. You can say, I was on a winning streak that year because I won that fabric from Mimi G. She was giving away a few extra gift  bundles that were leftover from her conference that year. And, I was one of the recipients. This fabric was actually one of the half samples that was provided by one of her sponsors, along with two pair of very nice Fiskar scissors, thread, an a couple of patterns. 
So,this brings us to the fourth pair, the Ginger jeans that I mentioned above. But, guess what, you are gonna have to come back for Part II, the full review of the making of these fabulous jeans. Until then, remember, you are blessed to be a blessing. Happy Sewing!!

Out with my family in the middle of a nature park, Phinizy Swamp.

Love you to life,


  1. Your Gingers are oh so fabulous! The fit is perfect and your pictures are so professional. Thanks for the challenge without it I probably never would have made jeans.

    1. Faye, I have heard several say that. I'm glad you did, and I"m glad this encouraged others to do something they may never have done. And, withthe awesome guidance of Tonya Martin, this jean challenge was incredible! Although my 4th pair, I was stoked abd determined to make my Ginger jeans!!!


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