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3.12.2014

Small Fry Skinny Jeans Pattern Tour


Paisley Roots Rebekah Erhabor Handmade by Brienne If Only They Would Nap Mingo & Grace La gang à Nat Lexi Made Sutures & Sandpaper

Hello, and welcome to my stop on the Small Fry Skinny Jeans Pattern Tour!



Before I say anything, I want to let you all know that this pattern is 20% off through the end of the tour - which is this Friday!  So if you want to save on a copy of this EPIC pattern, don't delay.  Use code TOUR20 over here in the Titchy Threads Pattern Shop.


Ok, onward.  I made a pair of jeans.

I MADE. A PAIR. OF JEANS!!!  
 




The Small Fry Skinny Jeans pattern from Titchy Threads is incredible.  If you've been following this pattern tour, you'll have that noticed many tourees have commented on how thorough it is.  It truly, truly is.  This is hands down the most in-depth, engaging, challenging garment I have ever made...

And it was SO MUCH FUN! I loved each and every step of the process of putting these pants together.  I would've got them done a lot faster if I hadn't stepped back to admire my handiwork after each step.  Ha!



So profesh!

This amazing fabric is from JoAnn - it's a printed denim with a touch of stretch.  I had bought a half yard a few months ago to make Em a denim skirt.  When I laid eyes on that piece in my stash, I knew instantly that I needed this print for these pants!  I hurried back to JoAnn for more and thank goodness they still had some.  Love it.


I knew going into this that I wanted to take it all the way.  All the bells and whistles.  Full zip fly, jeans button, top stitching, and rivets.  If I'm making the jeans, I'M MAKING THE JEANS.

I had a hell of a time finding the brass rivets though!  I could only find the silver/nickel ones in stores and on Etsy.  I ended up locating them finally through this eCrater shop.  They came within days, so that was awesome.  I couldn't envision silver-toned hardware with this fabric, so I'm psyched it all worked out.


One of many new-to-me skills that Laura (of Titchy Threads and Craftsorming) taught me through this BONANZA of a pattern was inserting a zip fly!  I loved this process - the amount of confidence Laura instills in you along the way through her clear guidance, makes you sure that whatever the next step is - you can do it. Even if it's a tiny zipper in tiny pants.


Which brings me to this lesson learned:
When Laura tells you to get two spools of top stitching thread, you listen to Laura and you get two spools of top stitching thread.  You do not say "no way I'm only making the size 4t there's no way nooooo waaaaaaay."  You do what Laura says, you see:


Skin of my teeth.


Homegirl didn't take these jeans of for two days.  The fit is glorious, the 'skinny' not too skinny, and the length just right with room to sprout.  Emmy will be 4 next week (OMG NO), and these size 4's will probably fit through next Fall, if not just through the rest of this god forsaken Winter.


What do you guys think!  Hot damn, right?!  
I so highly recommend this pattern, especially if you love to learn new skills, and long for the immense pleasure bragging rights awarded you by making a pair of jeans from scratch.  Toot toot!

Remember, don't wait if you want the pattern for 20% off.  This offer is good only through this Friday with code TOUR20 in the Titchy Threads shop.  Worth every penny at 10x full price!


And have you seen all the others!?

Paisley Roots RebekahSews Handmade by Brienne If Only They Would Nap Mingo & Grace La gang à Nat Lexi Made Sutures & Sandpaper Elsie Marley Probably Actually Groovybaby and mama 2 Little Hooligans Sew Jereli Kitschy Coo Sew a Straight Line A Jennuine Life Lauren Dahl Miss Matatabi Welcome to the Mouse House Things for Boys Skirt As Top sewpony Charming Doodle EmmylouBeeDoo Caila Made Heidi and Finn Max California Petit à Petit and Family Sewing Like Mad I Seam Stressed

You can click on one of those blog names ^^^ and be taken to that particular blog- how cool is that!


Have a good day, guys!  Thanks for visiting!
 

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26 comments:

  1. OF COURSE you made the most rad pair. I don't use 'rad' in real life speak, but it fits here. I'm in LOVE. And I think I need to get this pattern just to learn some of the skills involved... and perhaps make these exact pair ;)

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    1. Staaap, c'mon! YES - you must sew up this pattern! Yours would be rad x 100!

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  2. I love how you fully embraced the jeans Sarah and they are SO awesome. Emmy looks great in them! Gorgeous fabric and perfect topstitching. Very nice rivets too my friend! Thank you for joining the tour today.

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  3. Hot damn is right...these jeans are AWEsome! The fabric is so cool and the rivets are perfect. These are just too cool.

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    1. Thank you so much, Meghan!!! They were so fun to make, and I'm a'might proud of them! I think the fabric really drove it home!

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  4. Awesome jeans! GAH I couldnt find rivets and gave up, you are making me feel like ordering some and putting them on now haha. They are fantastic.

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    1. Thank you so much, Toni-Maree!!! I know it - the rivets were a must for me! I hunted like a crazy lady!

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  5. Great fabric! And those rivets! What? You made this!? Perfect! So want to make this jeans.... I already have this pattern. Just need time. Wondewrful, Sarah!

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  6. KILLED IT. blow it up gurl! Emmy looks outstanding. I can't deal with how friggin adorable she is!

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  7. Amazing!!!!! Also what kind of a magical Joann's do you have??? I tried looking for that watercolor print you made your last hosh pants and I couldn't find it, and now this denim... Dying!

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    1. Dude I know! I am starting to think my JoAnn *is* magical! There are larger ones around, but the smaller one I go to always brings it. They bring it hard.

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  8. So good! I was wondering where you found the brass hardware so thanks for that. These are just amazing. :)

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  9. These are perfection! I bought rivets too but forgot to smash those on. Will be fixing that pronto!

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  10. They turned out so good! Love them. And your row of succulents behind the sewing machine is cute too ^_^ is it creepy that I noticed that? I'm glad I already decided to snatch up this pattern. Just have to find time to make some!

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    1. Not creepy at all :D I love them - they're my buddies. I want to replant them so that they're all in one long, narrow container. They're unruly right now.

      Can't wait to see your skinnies once you can make them!

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  11. Great work! I love the fabric and I'm loving the rivets...I need to track some down. Now!!

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