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Skinny Jeans Pattern

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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28 Comments

  1. Susan Porter says:

    Please send me the picture of how to eliminate the fake fly. Thank you.

    1. The best photo I have is already in the post, sorry.

  2. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday you were featured yesterday!
    – – Mandy, Sugar Bee Crafts

  3. These turned out awesome. What a great idea! And I super love the new fabric that you picked out. You have to post pictures of that project when it is done.

  4. Love these! My daughter won't wear jeans either ๐Ÿ™ Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects. Such a treat to have you for the party!

  5. I actually got this pattern this week. I've had it bookmarked for a while and the sale just made it to tempting to pass up. I'm a little afraid to start though because I have heard the sizing is similar to the big four company's and I never get the size right on them. Any tips on choosing which size to sew. My son is very skinny, bordering on …oh my gosh mom panic. The doctors must be wrong and my son is way to thin… kind of skinny. I have to adjust the patterns so much that I tend to procrastinate sewing with a new pattern company because I don't even know what size to use as a starting point.

    1. In my opinion, it is always better to cut them big than too small. I cut out a size six and had her try them on as soon as I sewed the legs together, but before I finished the edges on the last leg seam.

      I did go back and take out width on the sides to make them skinnier (and tapered them a little bit toward the ankles) The pattern has elastic in the back and I tightened them up around the waist by shortening the elastic. Also, if your son is like a size 6 length but a size 4 waist, I recommend cutting out a size 4 and a size 6 pattern, then use the size 4 pattern as a guide and redraw the lines just a bit. It would also help to compare the shape of a pair of pants that already fit him well.

      Hope that helps and good luck!
      ~Jamie

    2. Amy here from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop ๐Ÿ™‚ I just made these (again) for my daughter. She's 50% for weight and 3 yo and the 3t fit her perfectly. Most store bought 3ts fit but are too baggy for my taste. Since he is very skinny you probably will want to use the measurements to match his waist and then lengthen. Although on a boy you might prefer a slightly looser fit.

      And Jamie I bought that exact same fabric to use for this pattern! And then I got distracted and turned it into a denim jacket ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. These are wonderful! My daughter is the exact same way with her "tights." No jeans, just tights. Thanks!

  7. Very cute skinny jeans on your little girl! I can't imagine my girl not wanting to wear jeans when she was little. She's adorable in her red skinnys

    Thank you for sharing with the rest of us! Always great to see creative minds at work. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Visiting from Weekend Show Off @ LadyBirdLn linky party
    Smiles,

  8. They are so cute and look really good on her! We love the skinny jeans pattern. ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. OMG that rainbow print fabric is so much fun. Those are really nice.

  10. Those are so cute! You are inspiring me to get my machine out and start sewing for my granddaughter (2 yrs, 2 mos.) and the 2 grandbabies who are on the way!

  11. These are amazing! So cute, I think I may have to make a pink pair for my daughter!

  12. Tx for sharing!
    It's a real deal and I've bought the pattern!
    The red ones are amazing but I'd really like to see the rainbow animal print too ๐Ÿ™‚
    MammaNene

    SergerPepper.blogspot.it

  13. SO cute!! What a cutie, and she looks quite pleased with her new pants. I like a girl who knows what she wants to wear ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the lazy omits and the back pocket additions were perfect. I love the front pockets, that will go on the (very long) list of items I need to learn how to sew. Is the waistband to those jeans just folded over flat in the front with elastic in the back, or is it a waistband you make first and then attach?

  14. These are so lovely! They really do look very professional. Still going to take some convincing to get my daughter to wear jeans/pants but showing her that cute print may steal the deal! Thanks for sharing. p.s.did you make the top? My daughter has just seen it and wants me to make her the whole outfit!

    1. Thank you, the top came from crazy 8 last year… Also, this pattern is not limited to denim. It would be great with a thick ponte or interlock knit or twill.
      ~Jamie

  15. It is a flippin' miracle if my daughter chooses pants for herself, but she really does like the new, fashionable, brightly coloured skinny jeans, especially since they come in highlighter pink. She does still try to wear them under skirts or dresses sometimes, but meh, whatever. I would be totally intimidated to attempt jeans, but those are super cute and fun!

  16. Your daughter is adorable in her skinny jeans! What a cutie pie. And I love the rainbow animal print, too! Lucky girl.

  17. My daughter is exactly the same way with pants! Getting her to wear dark colored leggings is nearly impossible and jeans…well she doesn't even own any! I've never ever considered this pattern before but now I am thinking about it! Thanks!!