No matter what I do, or say I can not get my daughter to wear jeans! I tell her jeans are cool, jeans are cute and go with everything, all the girls wear jeans, look mommy is wearing her jeans today, why don’t you wear yours so we can match – nothing works!
She only wants to wear leggings (and even then it is difficult to get her to wear a navy or black legging.) She will, on occasion wear a pair of denim Jeggings that I bought from Walmart last year, but she is growing out of those.
I’ve had the Skinny Jeans pattern from the Peek-a-boo pattern shop in my stash for a while. It’ a pattern that works for boys and girls. I am so glad I finally took the time to sew it up!
I had recently come across a couple of colored stretch denims that I knew she would wear. I figured it would be a great opportunity to entice her into wearing “jeans”.
I was right! (I love it when I am right!)
She loved the red color and the fact that they were skinny. I did trim up the pattern just a bit to make them a bit more skinny.
I did my normal lazy girl shortcuts by omitting the mini-pocket, faux fly, belt loops and button. She never tucks her shirt in, so I felt the extra options were unnecessary for us. (Plus, like I said, I’m lazy…) If you have this pattern and want to know how I eliminated the faux fly, leave me a comment with your email address and I will send you a picture.)
I did add the pockets to the back… (Even my hubby was impressed with how professional these looked.)
The front pockets are awesome, I have never added a pocket like this, so it is always nice to learn a new technique.
I am going to make one more pair before I put the pattern away. I found this super cute rainbow animal print at Joann’s and had to grab some. I think I will make stretch-denim capris for the summer with this fabric.
I have also sewn the
from the Peekaboo pattern shop and have been very pleased with the results.
Have fun sewing!
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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.