Ok, I know I haven’t finished my first Real Deal Jeans yet, but I spotted this penguin fabric in town the other day, and couldn’t resist seeing if it’d work for another pair of jeans.
This is a stretchier fabric than the pattern calls for, so I’ll be adding in some elastic to the waistband, just to help it keep its shape.
I didn’t do any decorative stitching on the back pockets this time, as the penguins are really all the detail it needs.
These should be really comfy to wear – I just need to get on and finish sewing them now!
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Pattern: Real Deal Jeans* by WinterWear Designs*
Fabric: Cotton Elastane from Fashion Fabrics
Have you seen the 12 days of Christmas discounts and freebies over at Winterwear Designs? One pattern in particular caught my eye – the Alpine Fingerless Gloves are exactly what I’ve been trying to find. Unfortunately the eczema on my hands is so bad at the moment that I can’t sew anything, but I couldn’t resist planning a few pairs of these gloves!
The Alpine gloves are designed to be made from stretchy fabric, so they could look fantastic in sweatshirt fabric, or fleece.
- Lucky Cards Sweatshirt Fabric – Minerva Crafts
- Aztec Stripe Ponte – Minerva Crafts
- Forest Animals Fleece – Minerva Crafts
- Bugs Sweatshirt Fabric – Minerva Crafts
And for Spring, when my hands still need covering, but fleece might be too warm, a couple of pairs in jersey might be ideal.
- Floral Print Stretch Mesh Jersey – Minerva Crafts
- Rainbow Geometric Stripe Print Jersey – Minerva Crafts
- Blue Butterfly Meadow – Fabric Land
- Zoo Cotton Mix Jersey – Abakhan
Maybe if I’m lucky, Santa will take the hint and leave me some stretchy fabric under the tree, so i can make one (or five) pairs of these Alpine Fingerless Gloves in the new year!