Those of you who’ve been to Ginger Root in the past 4 months will recognize this week’s customer profile; it’s Casey, our new front desk employee extraordinaire! Casey also sews, and has recently begun an apprenticeship with us. Here you can see how she took a pair of Mom pants (literally, they were formerly my mother’s pants) and made them amazing!

Casey writes: Although I had been sewing since high school I have never had any formal training so when I began at Ginger Root I didn’t waste any time asking the Gingers if they could start teaching me what they know. Erin’s Mom had given me a pair of pants that were just a little too short and too flared at the bottom for my liking. I envisioned a cute pair of cigarette pants and Erin was gracious enough to show me how! First we pinned them to how slim I wanted the leg to be.


Next I measured to make sure it was equal on both legs. I made a little curvature around the knee to keep it uniformly tight all the way down. Adorable cigarette pants just in time for Spring!


Do you have Mom-pants that need to be modernized? Contact the Gingers! Give us a call to schedule an appointment at  (202)567-7668 or email us at and we can help brainstorm!

*Tailoring by appointment only, closed Wednesdays and Sundays.



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Casey is the front desk coordinator and apprentice at Ginger Root Design.

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