Name of the pattern:
The pattern I’m using for this review is the Koko Skinny Jeans.
This pattern is from the company Blaverry found at the online store.
2T to 16
Special materials required:
The extra things I needed were a jeans zipper and jeans needle. You could also use top-stitching thread and rivets but I didn’t.
Skill level required:
I think this is probably an intermediate pattern to sew up. I say this because zipper installations can feel a little tricky if you haven’t done them before and sewing jeans can seem overwhelming because there are quite a few steps. Although now that I’m made several pairs of jeans it’s not that tough if you just go step by step and follow the pattern instructions carefully.
|one piece pocket linings!|
How you came to choose the pattern:
I chose this pattern because I had been looking for a skinny pair of jeans for my daughter that didn’t
include elastic in the waist (since she doesn’t appreciate that.) And that truly look skinny and not just slim. She’s very picky about her jeans, so if I am going to sew some they have to be near perfect in that department!
|pocket lining to front|
|Look at that professional zipper fly!|
I made them Capri length because that was all the fabric I had left over from my jeans. Since this was my first pair of them I didn’t want to buy new fabric. I also didn’t add the penny pocket or the rivets.
You can include button hole elastic in the waistband to make it adjustable, but I just sized down one size and made sure they fit before I finished up the waistband. I also took in the legs a little (maybe ½”) to get the fit just perfect on her little legs.
The pocket installation is different than I have ever done but it is so professional looking. I included a few pictures. The wonderful thing about having the pocket like this is that it doesn’t pull out or bunch up like some pockets do. I also loved how appropriately sized the back pockets are. They aren’t too big or small, just perfect. Also you can print only the size you need so you don’t have to differentiate between all the size lines. I love that feature in a pattern.
I think zipper installation is sometimes hard to wrap your brain around in general, but taking it slow and following the instructions carefully made for a great installation.
None, this was a wonderful pattern!
Overall pattern rating:
I am giving this pattern a top score of five bolts because the pattern was fantastic and the fit turned out great. She has