Today’s Sew & Tell is another take on the fun and funky Skinny Jeans by Peekaboo Pattern Shop sewn by Laura from Crafty Hour. The Skinny Jeans pattern is perfect for both girls and boys and is available for purchase over at the shop!
I was really excited for the chance to sew up a pair of Peekaboo Pattern Shop Skinny Jeans for GoToSew’s Sew & Tell. The perfect fabric was sitting on the shelf, bought for this exact purpose (though originally a different pattern that turned out on the big side). I used a mid-weight bright green twill with just a little stretch, and a coordinating floral cotton print for the pocket linings and cuffs.
The Skinny Jeans pattern printed out perfectly, the pieces match up well, and the directions along with photos are very clear. The only difficulty I had with the pattern was a seam allowance issue that Amy from PAB cleared up for me quickly.
Modifications & Sewing
I wanted to show off the pocket lining fabric a bit, so when I topstitched the pocket curved, I rolled the facing a little to the outside. To bring it out further, I cut the hem allowance off except for 1/4″ and then attached doubled cuffs in the same fabric. I also tapered in the legs by about 1/4″ from the cuff on each leg – she’s got shrimpy little legs! The teeny watch pocket is a fun detail and I also love the chance to customize topstitching on the back pockets.
I chose the WRONG thread for topstitching! Ick. I just got a bright yellow denim topstitching thread, which apparently my Babylock Crafter’s Choice can’t deal with. Even when using a walking foot, denim needle and regular bobbin thread, the poor machine skipped stitches, jammed in the bobbin casing, and just generally choked. I think I can safely say the inside of this garment is the messiest of anything I’ve ever sewn! I actually had to finish the waistband topstitching and belt loops on my friend’s machine.
AND – they fit Abigail well! I did the adjustable buttonhole elastic waistband option, always a good idea for toddlers. The legs are actually skinny on her, which never happens, and the length is perfect. I figure we can recuff.
Thanks for the chance to Sew & Tell, Andrea!