Mood Fabrics Giveaway + Jamie Jeans by Named

Mood Fabrics Giveaway + Jamie Jeans by Named
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Hello! I am making a guest appearance on Mood Sewciaty blog where I share my latest make with you. A project that is far from perfect but I won’t be listing all the things I wish I done better. For a long time I had procrastinated on starting my first pair of handmade jeans. Throughout my sewing journey I have always pushed myself out of my comfort zone over and over. Why not jeans? Sometimes those “jump off the cliff” projects are the ones the will bring the most joy and accomplishment. YAY!
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Pattern: Jamie Jeans from Named. Jamie Jeans pdf pattern has been updated into copy-shop and layered pdf! I sent them an email asking if I could have the updated version of the instructions as my version was bought at their first launch. Remember when instructions were based text only? They sent me the lasted files (pattern included) next day. Named has great customer service and really listened to our feedback. Large size range and less overlapping. On new collection I didn’t have any pattern pieces need tracing.
Fabric:Theory Indigo Stretch cotton denim.* Courtesy of Mood. Delicious!
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If you’d like the opportunity to win $50 gift voucher to put towards your own jeans fabric (or whatever you would like ) I’m hosting a giveaway here & social media with #Myfirstjeanswithmood.
Please leave a comment below on this post by Saturday, May 7th at midnight, UK time. In your comment, tell me what project have you been procrastinating on?
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  • Annemarie

    The jeans look awesome!

  • Sarah

    When I first made jeans I had to stop myself from going up to complete strangers in the street to brag about it. I’ve been putting of making a mac, mainly because I hate adding seam allowances to patterns. but allie j has just posted her version which I love, so I’m going to try and get it done over the bank holiday

  • Jenny

    The Tessuti Sophie dress. I really love the look but I am short and I think it looks best on tall people. However I have just printed out the pattern and will have a go, hoping that my adjustments for a short figure won’t spoil this lovely shape. jennylarking at gmail dot com

  • Rachel D

    Initially I procrastinated on making the Ginger Jeans. But I finally bit the bullet and started them, so now I’ll have to say the Bellatrix Blazer from Papercut Patterns. One day…!

  • I too have been procrastinating on jeans! Also, a navy blazer.

  • I dont often procrastinate on my projects I get too excited! Howver, I always put off my mending! I have so many things that just need a small seam restitching but they are just not as fun as making something new!

  • Lynn G

    I’ve been procrastinating on trying a simple half circle skirt.

  • Jessica

    I have definitely been procrastinating makes jeans, also. And underwire bras! And trousers! One day!

  • evilincarKnit

    I’ve been procrastinating on the Ginger jeans, but now that I see how flattering your Jamie jeans are maybe I’ll procrastinate on those instead! 😉

  • Corrie Wong

    I’ve been procrastinating on the Maritime shorts as well as sewing knits

  • Nic

    I was procrastinating on my poppies de potosi dress for ages but just made it for my best friend’s wedding. Needs a couple of tweaks but I love it! Now I’m putting off a pair of wool tweed fabrics because the fabric was expensive, and I’m putting off making my wedding dress… because wedding dress! 😂

  • I’ve been procrastinating on finishing my first bra. The front’s all put together, but I cut the wrong back band the first time and haven’t gotten around to cutting the right one yet. :-/

  • Allison Church Bird

    The fit on those jeans is awesome! Great looking! I have a silk top that I bought the fabric for three years ago that is my procrastination baddie!

  • Jamie L Mac

    Procrastination, my old friend. I’m procrastinating on finishing a few projects. One is a hot pint blazer. The lining is awful and the sleeves just don’t fit right. The other is a popover shirt. I added extra room in the chest and hips to make it extra comfy but now I’m not so sure. I haven’t figured out a good solution for either. I think I need to stop my procrastinating ways and just finish them already!

  • Mandi P

    Great jeans!
    I’ve been procrastinating on making a few knit skirts. I’m so nervous about knits and I don’t want to ruin this great fabric.

  • Carol

    Love the jamie jeans. I would love to enter the drawing for them. I have been procrastinating on some drapes for the guest bedroom for a long time. Fashion sewing just seems so much more interesting.

  • For a Craftland

    I’ve been procrastinating on jeans and sewing lingerie.
    I would be pleased to win the price and made my first pair of jeans !

  • Kat T.

    I have a bra I haven’t finished since I can’t get the fit right. Just finished sewing my first pair of jeans! The fitting process was super hard but it feels so good to get the final pair on.

  • Sharmin

    I have a bunch of silk for a button down that I keep procrastinating on!

  • Emily

    I got ambitious and decided to try to make a fitted blazer, but I am having fit issues and the thought of ripping out those seams a THIRD time is just too much for me right now! I put it away and have been concentrating on other crafts …

  • Sewrendipity London

    Definitely procrastinating over Clare coat from Closet Case since last autumn. But the weather keeps being cold do might get going now, I can still wear it!

  • Mina

    I desperately NEED to include bottoms in my seeing repertoire, but I haven’t made any in years. Why? They are super easy to get going, but I’m afraid of fit issues so I stick to dresses and blouses. 🙁 All this bottom weight fabric in my stash but to worried about my bottom to bother!

  • Elizabeth Wronkowski

    I have been procrastinating sewing a trench coat. I am in love with the idea of a mid weight jacket, but stressed about all of the new to me techniques,

  • I got some lovely Burberry wool in January but I still can’t decide what coat to make. I’ve got the Named Yona pattern and a couple of Vogues but I also like Butterick 6244. Just too many choices!

  • Lissa

    I have been procrastinating on a dress for my plus-size self. I need one for a wedding in November, which means I need to do at least one muslin to test-fit the dress. I also need to get to the gym daily! They go hand in hand!

  • Lisa Westra

    I would love a black blazer that I have the supplies and pattern for but just don’t feel like taking the time to do the work! Cute jeans!

  • Kathy E.

    I have a luscious piece of black velvet that I’ve been wanting to make a fitted vest with. It’s something about that velvet that scares me!

  • Meg

    I have many projects, from a red leather jacket that just needs hemming to my most gorgeous fabric, an embroidered silk tweed, languishing to be made into a chanel type jacket.

  • These look amazing! I had been procrastinating on my Ginger jeans for SO long, and then finally finished them a couple days ago (only to have the zipper break). Other than that, I have a mending pile that’s currently taking over my sewing table! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I love the Jamie Jeans pattern – they were my first pair too! I haven’t been too bad with procrastinating on my sewing projects lately, but I do have an almost finished sock that’s been sitting in its project bag for a couple months…

  • Helena

    I’m dithering over a coat. It has flat felled seams (a first for me). I’ve started it in cream wool, incidentally from Mood, but I’m struggling to do it. It seams like such a big project to me as I’m used to simple children’s clothing.

  • Rebecca Pelletier

    I was given for my birthday last year the April Rhodes set of quilt fabric. I love it so much but can’t bear to cut into it. I’m so afraid I’ll choose the wrong quilt pattern that won’t hi -light the fabric

  • Alexandra Budzinski

    I’ve been procrastinating on making a bath robe for my daughter. I hate tracing patterns, so I’ve been putting it off for two months now!

  • Shannon Phillips

    I have been procrastinating of making jeans for my husband. I keep sewing sundresses…

  • I’ve been planning a coat for the southern hemisphere winter and still can’t quite being myself to cut into the fabric

  • Sylvea

    I have three items I’ve started (dresses) and I just can’t seem to get into sewing at the moment. I really want to, and I ordered jeans fabric and a pattern. Hoping this will get me out of the funk.

  • Manju

    Your jeans look amazing Rachel. Totally with you on going out of your comfort zone to up your sewing game. I still haven’t tackled boning and my welt pockets could use some more work.

  • Marsha

    I have dresses planned for about two years now. So far I have just been whipping up quick shirts.

  • Tina Briggs

    For me it was our bedroom curtains… Not because I perceived this as difficult but because I was constantly sidetracked by making garments (for myself) instead. That was just more exciting… Curtains are finished now, thank goodness, I was able to focus on that a couple of weeks ago.

  • Claire cooper

    I’m procrastinating on the thurlow trousers by sewaholic. I’ve had the pattern for 2 years and they’re still on my to make list. I’d like to do them in denim as I’m not a great fan of skinny jeans. I really do like boot cut ones though.

  • lisa g

    I’ve been procrastinating making a pair of slim trousers! I have them cut out and everything… just can’t find the motivation. Your jeans look great!

  • I’ve been procrastinating on shirts for work! I have the fabric, I have the patterns, even made a wearable toile….but getting round to the actual making is taking a verrrrry long time 😛

  • Megan O

    This is my favourite jeans pattern. I have made so many pairs! Yours look great in that lovely denim. You’re being too hard on yourself!

  • Katy Marriott

    I have a third of the blocks for a quilt finished for my baby boy, it was supposed to be finished before he was born and he’s now 12 weeks old! Love your jeans 😊

  • I have the Liana jeans cut and the fitting process started, but I just can’t bring myself to get back to them and finish the work to get the right fit for a final pair.

  • Oh geeze! I have been procrastinating on a circle skirt for me, shorts for my hubby, shorts for a friend, plus about fifty more projects that I will spare you from.

  • Toni Salvia-Toth

    I’ve been procrastinating on everthing lately. I’ve gained some weight and keep telling myself that I should wait to cut into my fabric until I lose the weight. I know I need to just get over myself and make myself something. I think it’s really a matter of not wanting to waste/ ruin precious fabric.. which I have a ton of.

  • Dala chin

    A winter coat! Another winter had passed, and I spent it wearing my old ratty rtw coat!

  • Your jeans look great! I’ve been procrastinating about making some trousers for my husband- he keeps asking and I keep putting it off!

  • Charlotte Elliott

    Good work on the jeans. They look awesome. I’ve been procrastinating on all sewing at the moment as uni, paid work and the kids have taken up all my time. I’ve got a MN Brumby skirt here waiting to be muslined as well as a PP Skipper tunic that I’ve printed out but yet to assemble.

  • Tai

    I love your jeans! I have been procrastinating on a dress that I plan on wearing to a weddding. i still have not settled on the style!

  • Nadja Schäfer

    Lovely jeans. Well done! I really want to sew a coat for the winter. I might give it a go with the Clare Coat by closet case files

  • lk

    Ah procrastinating, that would a silk jersey wrap dress with a ton of handstitching. It was supposed to be my Christmas dress 3 or 4 or 5 years ago, but I only got started on it last year.

  • Elisabeth M. Schoopp

    Thea jeans look great on you!
    I’ve had the pattern, and fabric, for jeans all ready to go for a year, but seem to be making everything else in stead…

  • verykb

    Lovely looking jeans Rachel! I’ve got a stack of top/shirt patterns that I need to go back and revisit and tweak the fit, they’ve all been waiting ages!

  • Claire Ross

    Wow, these look amazing. I am still dithering over my Archer shirt. Cannot decide which fabric to use so maybe I need some new stuff!!
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

  • Sally Boyes

    The jeans look fab! So impressive 🙂
    As for procrastinating over my sewing! I bought some lovely tie-dye denim to make a tunic dress last year in Kirkwall, Orkney when I went to visit my sister.
    I’m still dithering over which pattern to use & it’s a year since we were there!

  • Debi_myhappysewingplace

    I’m procreating on sewing a vintage swimsuit…..the jeans look FAB!!

  • Claire Corry

    Great jeans. I have to say making a pair of jeans is the project I keep putting off. As I wear jeans so often they really should be my next project but a keep putting it off. I have a pattern on standby but not sure about fabric. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Ann Marshall

    Your jeans look fantastic! I made a jeans skirt once pattern testing for Marilla but not so sure about making a pair of jeans. Maybe I’ll have a go after seeing how well yours turned out. My son gave me a £50 Amazon voucher 2 years ago for my birthday. I have been procastinating ever since what sewing stuff to buy with it. It’s a good job there is no use by date on it.(In my defence I have moved house and made several pairs of curtains for my new house) annmarshalluk@gmail.com

  • jsews

    I love your jeans and I see many on blogs that look great. . .why can I not seem to find the time to get mine going? I did make a pair of pull on stretch jeans, but I want a pair of real jeans. . .your giveaway may be the kickstart I need!

  • Debbie

    Your jeans look so great!!! I want to make some demure summer tops with handmade touches but can’t seem to find the time,

  • Megan Carter

    These look great, I love Named patterns 🙂 im procrastinating on sewing a Watson bra! I look at other Watsons on Instagram all the time, but I’m terrified to sew lingerie even though I really want to give it a go!

  • LoriAnne August-Gamble

    Just like you I have been putting off doing jeans. You made a beautiful pair of jeans, but still I procrastinate.

  • Bridget

    I’ve got a wedding at the end of the month that I keep putting of making a dress for and I’ve got a quilt top that I started as a gift over a year ago that I keep avoiding finishing. I think the problem with both is that I’ve spent so much time thinking about them I can’t actually face doing anything with them.

  • I’ve been wanting to make some lingerie, but all the fitting issues and underwires and whatnot have definitely made me procrastinate on starting that. Someday, I’m sure!

  • Carol S

    I keep putting making a bra further down on this list. There’s just so much time and I’d rather make other things. I’ve made 2 pairs of jeans and have plans for the next 2. The sewing is fun and they get so much wear.

  • Beth_SunnyGalStudio

    I have a batik fabric I bought several years ago that I really love but I just can’t decide what to make. your jeans look great!

  • I’m procrastinating on underwear, I have a pile of scraps that need to be sewn through before I start another garment!

  • NickyB

    Your jeans look great. I have stretch denim in my fabric stash that’s been waiting for months to be made into jeans! My excuse so far is I haven’t found pattern…….can’t use that now I’ve read your blog😃

  • Jennifer Willis

    I’m procrastinating on all of my sewing projects at the moment. A few terrible results recently has made me nervous of starting anything else 🙂

  • Lisa Poblenz

    Jeans! I have a pair of Gongers cut out, but I keep procrastinating. Also bathing suits. I have made several, but none that have been really wearable.

  • Sally N

    I’m procrastinating on making my first jacket and pants. I have everything I need for both but getting the fit right is critical and that scares me a little.

  • English Girl at Home

    Love them. I’m also procrastinating on jeans – plus a version of Dior’s Barr jacket using a Gertie pattern. I’ve been about to start that for ages!!

  • Tatiana Vovchenko

    Love your jeans! I have been procrastinating on sewing for myself lately. I need more dresses for spring and summer, but I can’t decide what fabric to use for Mariannne and Southport dresses.

  • Jessica Malcolm

    I am half way though a knit blouse pattern for myself, I melted the material with my too hot iron and now I’m dreading unpicking it, and cutting a new piece

  • Christine Taylor

    It’s jeans too for me, the agony of getting the fit just right and then all those acres of topstitching and always the fear that you won’t like the final product. But I must have a go at them some time and that Theory denim looks wonderful, so please count me in.

  • Erin

    Whenever I’m working on a project I’m always procrastinating over what to make next…I’m so indecisive it’s ridiculous! Debating between a top pattern I’ve made before, shorts in case we ever actually get any warm weather, or a vintage dress pattern. And then I need to choose fabric, aargh!

  • amanda

    I adore Mood Fabrics and Named Patterns. What a super giveaway!
    I started a starwars quilt for a boyfriend, and now he’s long gone… I am procrastinating finishing the project because I no longer have anyone to give it to. Kinda sad, but true.

  • mariliza

    Those jeans look great on you! I’m proctastinating on my yuzu reglan coat and my archer shirt.

  • Good looking jeans! What I’m procastinating is outerwear. I would love to venture into that, but worry about all the material that needs sourcing, techniques, the fact that if it doesn’t turn out nice I’ve wasted a lot of time and materials.

  • I have been procrastinating over jeans as well. I bought beautiful denim to make Birkin flares from Baste and Gather and then just felt too scared to start them. I feel like I am ready to take the plunge now but it’s taken a while!! Knowing these were your first pair has given me the final push to get on and make a start on mine! Yours look awesome.

  • Pati from London

    You look fab on those jeans! I have been procrastinating over my first dress….. Thanks very much for such a generous giveaway, Pati

  • ltinuviel

    You look amazing in those jeans! I have several jeans patterns already, but I´m a little scared. Now, when I see yours, I´m more motivated to start my jeans too 🙂
    I´m procrastinating over my first pair of male pants – I´m making a pair of Jutlands for my guy and they don´t go as smoothly as I expected. They need way much fitting :/

  • Elizabeth Cruz

    Love your jeans. I’ve been procastinating on a pencil skirt. Having such a hard time with the back darts. I have a small waist, wide hips and large derriere. The ends of the dart poke out. Not sure if my problem is the length of the dart or my technique.

  • Outerwear! I have to many ideas and to many patterns I want to make.

  • Tua

    Oh dear, I have too many projects I’ve been procrastinating on… I have currently two dresses mid-sewing (don’t even know why) and Named Mai zip jacket pattern waiting to be traced, amongst other things. Outerwear is defintely something I’ve been hesitant about but hopefully I’ll get a move on soon!

  • Melissa Yorizane

    I’ve also been procrastinating on jeans….I have the pattern and the denim!

  • Aja

    I have been procrastinating on finishing some UFOs, jeans, and cutting into my Liberty fabrics!

  • Melissa Ouellette

    I’ve been procrastinating on a moto jacket. I think it’s too big and had trouble with setting in the sleeves so it’s been sitting unfinished for a month

  • Jessie Stern

    I’ve been procrastinating on sewing my Ginger jeans! I’m intimidated by having to potentially work on the fit through the hips area… Which is silly since I don’t even know yet if there will be any fit issues!

  • Zina Henry

    The question for me is what project have I not been procrastinating to make… But if I had to narrow one down it would probably be a self drafted dress. I want to learn how to self draft a bodice & expand patterns from that.

  • Congrats on making jeans! I have quite a few things in progress that have been sitting around (dress, beginnings of a skirt, a vest, a jacket). But just yesterday I was going through a small pile of fabric scraps and found dome neck binding Ibhad made for a Drape Drape 2 top that I had seen up months ago. Whoops – I completely forgot that I hadn’t finished it. So some procrastination is deliberate and some inadvertent. 😉

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  • Ah, procrastination. A problem I know all too well. I have a Martha dress by Tilly and The Buttons that I have put off for going on 6 weeks now, meanwhile I have been working on endless numbers of pants! I think I might even add the Jamie to the growing list thanks to you. 🙂

  • Anneh

    I have totally been procrastinating on doing mending for a friend. But I’m going to get it done tonight!

  • Kathy

    I’ve been procrastinating also on jeans. I’m intimidated by them.

  • Olga Teixeira

    I have been procrastinating up-cycling my wedding dress. My original idea was to shorten it, perhaps dye it myself (by using natural dyes), transform the strapless top slightly, etc. so I could wear it every year for my wedding anniversary as we celebrate it by going to the theater or dinner. However, as it started as procrastination, at this point I am not sure whether I should simply leave it as it is and keep it as memorabilia. Rachel – what would you do??!!

  • Rose in SV

    My project of procrastination is a pair of jeans. Thank you for you the opportunity!

    Rose in SV

  • Jen

    I’ve been procrastinating on a men’s shirt and men’s jeans. Projects that are meant for others tend to take more time than projects I make for myself, but I often put much more care and attention into gifts.

  • I’ve put off making pants – not because of a fear of the fabric or anything like that, just due to the task of fitting them. Ready to wear jeans NEVER fit me, so I know patterns will be the same and require a new set of fitting skills that I just don’t have yet and I haven’t wanted to devote the time to them quite yet. They are on my list to make this year though!

  • Kat

    Haha oh dear, I’ve been procrastinating on making jeans as well! Mostly while waiting for my body to figure out what shape it’ll be post babies…. :-p

  • Amy King

    I’ve been putting off making a coat, and now its summer! Love the jeams

  • Debra Hewitt

    Love your jeans and your blog! I have also been procrastinating on making jeans.

  • Sharon Tessmann

    Maybe jeans aren’t as difficult as I think, I’ve been putting them off for a long time. Love your jeans, they really look nice on you.

  • hotairwarrior

    What a nice start on your jean making. I have not tried it yet ,but there is a lot of great positive energy out there for making jeans yourself.

  • MarlyK

    Hello Rachel – I’ve been a longtime lurker and admirer of your sewing for a while, but never commented because… I’m such a newbie. I’ve been procrastinating on sewing myself a white shirt. But I will definitely do it now. Love how the jeans came out. Chic, as always!

  • Judy Adams

    Hi Rachel, like you, I have procrastinated on making jeans. Your post was inspirational and was just what I needed to push me. Your jeans look great. I am excited to check out the denim available at Mood. Thank you!!!

  • I’m procrastinating on a wool jacket. And now it’s hot where I live so I’ll keep procrastinating a bit longer!!! I have all the fabric for it (wool from mood actually) and even made a muslin! But it will wait til the fall when it gets cooler! And then I’ll need to make more jeans too! =)

  • eileen bayer

    The jeans look wonderful! I’ve been procrastinating on a wool cape- still looking for that right color wool.

  • Teresa J.

    Your jeans look gorgeous! I’ve been procrastinating on a pair of linen trousers, mainly because I’ve never sewn pants before.

  • Sarah

    Someday perhaps I’ll have the skills and nerve to try jeans. I’m always procrastinating on sewing for myself, but I have a beautiful stack of fabric calling my name for summer!

  • siemacht.blogspot.com

    I bought the Jamie jeans pattern last spring… so I’ve actually been procrastinating on the very thing that Rachel posted about! I think these jeans would be super cute in a bold color!

  • Fi Messer

    I recently ended a bout of sewing procrastination: Thursday – dissertation hand in, Friday – finally made the cushions for my housemate I’d been promising for three months. I’m also procrastinating on a velvet jacket though…

  • I’m always procrastinating on various projects, what I really need to do is stop leaving half finished projects in the excitement of new ones and then not getting back to them.

  • Kristinasstyle.wordpress.com

    I’m still procrastinating making a suit jacket, I’ve collected four patterns now that I like, but still have not committed.

  • You’ve certainly nailed jean making. Great fit. I’m a procrastinator re jeans – usually just when I get in the mood to try I find a great pair in the thrift shop for $9 and can’t justify the make.