Since I made the first pair of Small Fry Skinny Jeans last year, I have been itching to make another pair. I finally found the perfect project for them and I can't wait to share it with you *squee!*...
...but that will have to wait until Monday. It's so hard for me not to share all that I've made the very second it's complete. But I must. So for today, let's just focus on the jeans. The fabulous, red, skinny jeans!
This pattern still rocks my world! The final product is custom and unique, tailored to fit, and yet does not look at all handmade. Unless of course you completely forget to adjust the tension on your machine and can't figure out why the top stitching is giving you so much trouble this time when last time it was a breeze. And then you remember the tension when there are exactly two seams left to sew and you've already struggled past all the decorative top-stitching. Or so I would imagine that could happen to ...someone. Learn from my mistake: when top-stitching on denim with denim thread through a denim needle, adjust the tension!
This time round I made one alteration to the pattern as written. The front pockets seen here are not really here. I left off the pocket bags and the pocket opening is stitched closed The little coin pocket is still an actual pocket but there are no front pockets despite what the stitching may tell you. The Peanut never uses pockets and the pocket bags on the previous pair of skinny jeans tend to pop out and I find myself tucking them back in for her. My own favorite pair of store-bought jeans have false front pockets -- lovely for reducing bulk across one's front, frustrating when you're looking for a place to put your keys for a second. The Peanut doesn't exactly have "bulk" across her front, but she also doesn't carry any keys, so I went for the mock pockets. The back pockets are there if she randomly has need of one.
As for the shirt? You'll have to come back on Monday to learn more about it!
|So much gathering across the back to hold them up on my skinny-mini. Note the waistband facing -- love that hidden detail! |
PatternSmall Fry Skinny Jeans from Titchy Threads, Size 5
FabricFashion Bottomweights, 7 oz Stretch Denim in Solid Red, Joann Fabric
Waistband Facing: Elizabeth Olwen Quilt Fabric, Retro Morocco Spider Floral, Joann Fabric
NotesDid I mention the tension? I very rarely find I need to adjust the tension. But for denim thread on denim through a denim needle one really should. And then remember to adjust it back.
LoveThis pattern. Have I mentioned how much I love this pattern?! Seriously.
|Once again the jeans are baggy in width and just right in length. I predict she'll outgrow them in height before they fully fit her hips.|
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