I had the pleasure of being invited to sew the Small Fry Skinny Jeans for the tour, and I simply cannot say enough good things about this pattern! The shape and fit of the jeans are fabulous, and the instructions are incredibly thorough. While not a quick sew, these jeans are totally worth the time for such a great result!
I used some lightweight lavender denim I purchased in January in Los Angeles. I used hot pink topstitching thread because...I had it. I was worried it might look a little crazytown, but the effect was really awesome.
The little scallops on the back pockets were a fun effect thanks to my trusty Janome. I didn't do any other customizations though I'd love to try Lexi's side zippers when I make these again!
Now, for a little confession...and a cautionary tale. I didn't measure my 2"x2" test square on the pattern before I cut my pattern out. I never have scaling issues with my printer, so I always skip this step.
BUT! For whatever reason, I didn't realize until these babies were completely sewn up that my 2"x2" square was actually 1 7/8"x1 7/8". So, this pair of jeans is a bit too small for Harper in the waist. This was absolutely my fault and in no way a problem with the pattern!
I have several more pieces of fun, colorful denim from L.A., so I can't wait to sew these up...THE RIGHT SIZE. :)
Do you just LOVE this pattern as much as I do? You can get 20% off during the pattern tour with the code TOUR20.
So hurry up and make some for your Small Fry!