Designer: Titchy Threads
Pattern Description: The Small Fry Skinny Jeans offer a classic skinny fit style with enough ease for comfort. They feature front patch pockets, back yokes, back pockets, belt loops and a half fly. A very versatile pattern that can be dressed up for a wedding or down for more casual wear.
Pattern Sizing: Free only available in 2T, full pattern goes from 0-3 through 12 years!
Purchased here: I used the free 2T pattern, available here: http://www.titchythreads.com/patterns/small_fry_skinny_jeans
Pattern cost: $0.00 😊
Size Made: 2T
Model's Measurements: height-36 1/2", chest-19 1/4", waist-18 1/2", hips-20 1/2"
Did it look like the photo/drawing advertised once you were done sewing with it? Yes!!!
Dealing with the pattern: This pattern is lovely to deal with!! It even features out-cut triangles and top, side, bottom markings like standardpatterns!
Level of difficulty: Not nearly as bad as you'd think... An advanced beginner could tackle these jeans.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes! They were amazing!! There was one part in sewing the waistband up that was a little foggy but the pictures cleared it right up.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the pattern instructions as well as the actual details involved. They turn out just like little ready to wear jeans while I get the satisfaction of making them. I can't comment about the fit... More on that in the conclusion section.
Fabric Used: Brushed cotton (twill maybe) from Joann's a few years ago.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No alterations made on this pair - made exactly as the pattern and tutorial describe.
Would you sew it again? Eh.... That's a tough one. Regardless of what I decide, I will DEFINITELY be using the instructions from this pattern. They are that great!
Would you recommend it to others? Yes!!
Conclusion: I knew that making the 2T size might be a stretch. My Mini falls into 18-24 month size for her hips (and even smaller for her waist) but I was hoping the adjustable waist and the fact that we needed the 2T length would make up for it. I am SUPER thank that this pattern was free. I was having a hard time committing to a $10 pattern when I didn't know if I would like the fit or if they would even sew up ok. Jeans look so complicated!!! In the end, the pattern turned out way too big. I knew it might.... But now I also know that even if I had made a smaller size, I wouldn't like the rise. As tall and skinny as my girl is, she has a fairly short crotch length. I think I may be better trying another designer's pattern than trying to adjust crotch curve/length and rise on something/someone so little.
Notes for next time: Use these sewalong instructions for all the pants!!