Greetings from the top of a mountain in the Japanese Alps. OK, I’m not actually there *right now* (I’m writing this sitting on a futon on a tatami mat in Kyoto) but I was but a few days ago. On the second leg of our Japanese adventure, Anthony and I headed by Shinkansen and local train up to the town of Takayama, which is pretty much slap bang in the middle of Japan. It’s a well-known winter town, with a ropeway up a mountain, and I, dear readers, can never resist the chance to go up a mountain without actually having to expend any physical energy.
Despite the fact we were surrounded by snow, it was actually pretty warm, and was a good chance to wear my latest Closet Case Files Ginger Jeans.
These were my last-minute emergency-sewing project for Japan (everyone does that, right?). I was unsure what the weather would be like in late April – turns out, very warm – and realized that jeans would be the best bet for lots of walking and changes in temperature. I used my second set of fabric from the Closet Case Files denim kit, which was the lighter weight and colour. Once again, the denim kit came through – the fabric quality really is so much higher than anything else I’ve used! My favourite Gingers remain my first pair (which were from the darker heavier denim) but these are a close second. Please excuse the mad wrinkliness of the below photo – this was after sitting on a bus for 2 hours, and under direct overhead sunlight… They do actually fit really well.
I used my star rivets and deer button from my NYC Pacific Trimming trip – such finds.
Blogging yet another pair of jeans seems a tad boring, so I’ll leave you with some more pretty pictures of the mountains…
Are you as addicted to the Ginger Jeans as I am? I’ve already made 3 pairs and have another 3 planned in my head already…