Friday, January 16, 2015

Pattern Review: Skinny Jeans

Pin It Today we have Mona from SewMona giving a review for the Skinny Jean by Peek-a-Boo patterns.  This pattern comes in the lower tween sizes, but since good pant patterns are few and far between, we thought we would share.

My name is Mona and I blog at about sewing, homeschooling, camping, and living in Florida.  I also have an etsy shop where I sell footie pants.  I started sewing for my Barbie dolls when was a little girl around 10 years old.  My mom sewed and she taught me.  I’m pretty good if I do say so myself.  I made my prom dress in 12th grade and four years later, my wedding dress.  Few things have stumped me.  I love making clothes for my kids and occasionally my husband (I can make casual button-up shirts) and myself.  I made my first pair of two piece footie pajamas for my daughter when she was about 4.  When they wore out, I made her another pair.  At that point I realized there might be a market for them, and SewMona was born.

Name of the pattern: Skinny Jeans
Pattern Source: Peek-a-boo pattern shop (affiliate link) sells this .pdf pattern for download.
Sizes available: 12M – 10 years, 18” doll

Special materials required: Buttonhole elastic if you choose to do an adjustable waist or just regular elastic (you can make your own buttonhole elastic too), a button, denim needle if you’re using denim

Skill level required: Some sewing experience helps, but the directions and pictures are excellent.  There’s also a Facebook group that’s very helpful if you get stuck.

How you came to choose the pattern: I was looking for a jean/pants pattern for my kids that wasn't just a basic elastic waist pull-on style.  I also didn't want something too complicated!  This pattern was just what I was looking for.

Pattern Review: PAB Skinny Jeans

Did you deviate from the pattern?  If yes, how? The front is low rise, I made it just a little higher (she likes her pants just under her belly button).  I also cut them a little long and a little bit bigger all around (I made a size 10) as my daughter seems to be sprouting up!

Pattern Review: PAB Skinny Jeans

Good: I love that these look like jeans!  Five pockets, a “fly” with a button, the top-stitching.  There are so many options here so you can customize the look – adjustable waist or not, belt loops, small pocket in the front pocket, the button can be working or just for looks (mine is just for looks).  I also love that all sizes are included in one pattern. 

Pattern Review: PAB Skinny Jeans

Bad: Even though it’s a faux fly, it was still a little confusing to me.  After looking at the pictures and a pair of my jeans, it made sense.

Ugly: Nothing!

Overall pattern rating:  4 bolts

Thank you Mona for giving this review!  We love to hear new voices and share experiences.

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