A Morgan jeans review

After making the Closet core Ginger jeans I was very excited to get stuck into making the Morgan jeans. They didn’t disappoint!

Morgan jeans review by Bobbins and Buttons

The boyfriend fit is probably more my shape, because I love easy, comfortable clothing even when I’m dressing up I prefer to wear clothing that doesn’t feel to restrictive.

Despite the instructions saying to use non-stretch denim I decided to use stretch denim! I used a heavyweight denim which has a small amount of stretch. I decided the added stretch would make them feel even more easy fitting and comfortable!

For the pocket bags and waistband lining I used a lovely piece of Merchant and Mills cotton. I chose to use a heavyweight camel colour thread for the top-stitching.

My measurement are closest to the size 10. Because I ended up taking the waistband off the Ginger jeans to reduce the size, I went straight for the size 8 on this style. Also as I was making them in stretch denim rather than non-stretch I felt I needed to down size a little. I did actually end up reducing them down a bit more to. Since making this pair I have made a non-stretch pair and found the size 8 to be snug but comfortable.

Morgan jeans review by Bobbins and Buttons

The make up process was very similar to the Ginger jeans. Attention to every detail. Very clear and thorough step by step instructions that are easy to follow.

Morgan jeans review by Bobbins and Buttons

Morgan jeans review by Bobbins and Buttons

The process for applying the fly front was similar to the Ginger jeans in that you stitch the seam together and apply the fly before unpicking this seam. However the Morgan jeans feature a button front rather than a zipper. The method for creating the fly is truly flawless. However I found it a bit tricky to get the jeans in the right position to apply the hammer in buttons. There are only four buttons so even though it was a bit fiddly it wasn’t to painful. I actually love the button front more than the zip front. It also means no boring zip replacements to do if the zip breaks!

Morgan jeans review by Bobbins and Buttons

For the back pockets I decided to draw a simple classic loop design. There is so much opportunity here for creating an interesting design or adding embellishment. For future pairs I am definitely going to plan out an idea to make the pockets truly unique.

Morgan jeans review by Bobbins and Buttons

The waistband for these jeans is shaped which provides a great fit. It does also mean because the waistband is curved that it is a little more tricky to top-stitch. The instructions advised to turn the waistband to the inside and then pin and stitch from the outside. I did hand tack the inner edge down before top stitching. I knew this would give a neater finish on the inside. The tacking line also offers a guide line so you know where the edge is as you stitch. More importantly before you stitch so you can tweak and adjust the seam if necessary before you start.

Morgan jeans review by Bobbins and Buttons

Overall I am really happy with these jeans. I love the shape, I love the fit and I love having a button fly. I can’t really imagine looking for any other jeans patterns for some time.

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Julia Claridge

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I had my first go on a sewing machine, it was an old hand crank machine that my mum used with her patients, she was an occupational therapist. I still vividly remember watching with amazement as the tiny perfectly formed stitches were created as I turned the handle. I Grew up in the 70’s and 80’s when buying clothes was less affordable and dressmaking was an answer to updating your wardrobe more regularly. My own mother was a talented dressmaker who made most of my clothes and my sisters clothes as well as a many for herself. I soon got involved with making my clothes, I loved the whole experience of picking out fabrics, trims and a pattern to create a new outfit, then going home to make a new garment or outfit. When it came to leaving school I visited a careers advisor who asked what I wanted to do next. My answer was ..Sew! Read more...


  1. Gale Roanoake on November 10, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Thank you so much for this really helpful post. I have the Morgan jeans pattern and have been reading every blog post I can to find someone else who constructed it in a stretch denim, because that is much more comfortable for me. I’m only an advanced beginner, so reading instructions like yours gives me the confidence I need to get started sewing these adorable jeans. Yours look fabulous on you!

    • Julia Claridge on November 11, 2021 at 12:28 pm

      Thank you, I’m so pleased you found it useful. I hope yours go well. I am actually wearing them today. I have two pairs now they are really lovely definitely worth making :-)

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