Friday, September 5, 2014

Burda Young 6926

Burda Young 6926
paired with Ottobre Bohemian Blouse

I've made jeggings!  Recently I didn't even know what jeggings were until my girls asked for a pair.  Jeggings...what's that?


  I purchased my fabric from Fabric.com; it is referred to as "stretch denim jegging" fabric.  I have not come across any jegging fabric on other sites, but I have only recently begun to look for it.  If you know of any other places to buy fabric for jeggings, please let me know!


The pattern instructions are easy to follow.  I had no problem sewing these up and they are definitely a quick, easy sew.  My jeggings are a little snug in a way that they don't want to give when sitting.  The fabric is stretchy, but not as much as I thought it would be.  So, I'm not sure if my snugness is fabric-type related or size related.  I plan on making a 36 next time to be sure.  Either way, I will be able to wear both sizes since these aren't uncomfortably tight and a larger size wouldn't be extreme on me either.  But, if I can get my hands on a denim that has a lengthwise stretch as well, that would be perfect.

The jeggings have an elastic waist, as well as a mock fly front.


Whenever I am attaching pockets, I use Farbenmix "Stylefix," which I buy directly from the Farbenmix website.  It is a thin adhesive tape that you finger press on your garment, which washes out later.  It works like a charm to keep pockets (or anything else) in place while you sew.  I don't even have to use pins. 



To complete my outfit, I chose the Ottobre Bohemian blouse pattern.   You can see my first version here.  I am especially happy with my narrow hem; I got it perfect this time!  I recently asked Sew Busy Lizzy with help regarding narrow hems and she graciously supplied me with a helpful tutorial link from another blog site.  Since this is a really light weight fabric, trimming down the seam allowance helped my fabric to feed through my narrow hem foot without getting hung up there.  I finger-folded a hem and sewed a few stitches to start with.  Since I couldn't get my fabric unfolded and wrapped through my narrow hem foot, I removed it from the machine and then put it under the foot again to start sewing.  You can barely see the difference between these two areas.


I was excited that I had a plaid fabric that matched my blue patchwork fabric perfectly.  It helps to break up the busy print without being too much of a contrast.  The patchwork fabric was purchased from Denver Fabrics.  The plaid fabric was a gift from my friend.


I used small silver heart buttons at the cuffs.  It is interesting to me how using something special like that can make you love your blouse even that much more and it is probably something that no one will ever even notice but me (except for the picture I am showing you!).


I received a box of denim fabric in the mail today from Michael Levine, so my next project will be my Jaime Jeans!  My goal is to make myself plenty of leggings, jeggings, and jeans  for winter, pairing them with a variety of tunic-type blouses.

 Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley

12 comments:

  1. Oh fun! I made jetting a kind of by accident. I was trying to make hot pants and they turned into a hot mess! So I cut them tighter to salvage them. We stock stretch denim at the craft store. I'm not sure if we have any left right this second, but I do try to keep a variety of denims in stock. I love your shirt too!

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    1. I didn't know there was denim in the craft store! I'll have to take a look the next time I am in there. Thanks for letting me know. :)

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  2. I love the combination of the two fabrics in the blouse. And the jeggings are awesome, too! I wore jeggings while I was pregnant but I really ought to invest in a pair that fit me now. They really are perfect to wear with tunic tops and boots in the winter.

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    1. Thanks Liza Jane! I just wish I could find the perfect fabric for jeggings. What I used is okay though.

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  3. Well, I've just Googled jeggings to know exactly what they are, so now I know. Jeans are almost like a uniform for me and I love the comfort of leggings, so perhaps I should make some. Yours look fabulous, Shirley!!!

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    1. Thanks Pam! I love jeans for the winter time and I just bought some denim in about 4 different colors. I don't know how my girls knew about them, but maybe from their friends I guess because we see the same things in the store. I don't go shopping for clothing very often since I make more than I buy now!

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  4. You look fabulous! I lvoehow they look with that pretty tunic top too.
    I always thought of jeggings as jeans with a fly front, but made with really stretchy thin fabric instead of denim. I guess there hasn't been an "official" definition!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! I am still on the hunt for the perfect jegging fabric. It seems such a challenge for me to sometimes match up the right fabric to the right pattern. I guess that is why my second attempt at things work out so much better! This tunic top went together much better than my first.

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  5. Oh Shirley! These two together are awesome! I love your jeggings! I've been wanting to make a pair for K but haven't been able to find any fabric I could use right. I'll have to check out the fabric,com stuff (but make them a bit bigger) I really love the blouse, it is totally my style and I'd be wearing it all the time!

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    1. Thanks Kristin! The jegging Fabric.com has is a nice feel, but I just wish it stretched both ways; then it would be perfect! I did order more of it though for lack of other options. I will cut these jeggings out a size larger and see what I get. I hope that does the trick.

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  6. Adorable outfit! I love the bohemian style and have a wardrobe of it in my imagination but never manage to sew it :) Hmmm...I've never seen fabric advertised as jegging fabric! Clearly, the trend has caught on. I just get lighter weight denim with lots of stretch. Although, ordering online, you never *quite* know what it going to be like.

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    1. Thanks! I now have 2 of these tops; they are great. I like that I have made them in a very light weight cotton, so they can be warn year round. I should have just stuck to a light weight stretchy denim for these. Oh well. It isn't the first time I haven't got fabric online that wasn't quite what I was expecting. At least sewing for 4, I can always use what I buy even if it ends up not being for the project I have in mind. I have more of this jegging denim, but it won't be used for jeggings. I like the weight and feel of the fabric though. I am thinking it might work for skirts and other apparel.

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