Duuude! I totally just made legit jeans, and I am so excited!
And obviously so is Sam, ha!
Back in March I bought the Small Fry Skinny Jeans (I remember it was March because we were on our first ever beach vacation, random, I know). I bought both sizes ranges and mental noted I wanted to make them for the fall, I figured I would make a small size before tackling Abby or Jack's size. So I made the size 3-6 month for Sam, with a half fly and lots of topstitching. I actually used the waistband with the topstitching option, but I was so fed up with the topstitching thread by the time I got to the waistband I just did my own thing. Which is also why I used a snap instead of a legit jean button, I had no desire to make a button hole with that thread, also the reason I left off the button loops. My machine is such a diva.
The fit is awesome. Seriously, this pattern is so great. I did struggle a bit with the half fly instructions, but I figured it out and it will be much easier next time. (I already have a red pair cut for him!)
P.S. he is wearing his Layette Bodysuit I made before he was born.
See that ugly stitching on the inside? That isn't even the half of it. *Sigh*. My machine seriously hated the thread, even with a longer stitch and a denim needle.
But look at that adorable little coin pocket, and fully functioning front and back pockets... not that he will be needing them, ha! Details are my favorite part.
I am not thrilled with the back vertical stitching, but I had no desire to unpick it for a third time and I was sick of my machine getting jammed. I figure since he is laying on his back for 90% of the day no one will even notice (hopefully).
They are plenty long, long enough that I should probably roll them up, but I am glad because I forgot to check if I needed to add length like I usually do for my crazy tall kids.
It's a great pattern, I would definitely recommend it.