Monday, January 13, 2014

Titchy Threads pattern review - Small Fry Skinny Jeans

So I finally made one of my girls a pair of pants that wasn't meant for lounge wear and I feel so awesome about them. Even better, by anti-pants 6 year old LOVES them. 

The pants I am referring to are the newest pattern by Laura from Titchy Threads who blogs over at Craft Storming called the Small Fry Skinny Jeans. I recently had the opportunity to test these out and I couldn't be happier with the results.

The pattern is beautifully written and the resulting pants look store bought inside and out. I chose a stretch denim for these that have a gold shimmer to them. My daughter calls them her 'rock star' pants. lol

I tested the full length half fly, button only version without topstitching but there are so many other options to this pattern. This is a unisex pattern that has pieces for both short and pants length as well as a full zippered fly or the half faux fly version. The look can be completely changed my fabric alone or with the addition of topstitiching or pocket details. It comes with instructions for an adjustable waistband as well. I will definitely be making more of these. 

Sorry for the cruddy pics. The wind chill was about -50* and there was no way we were going outside. My daughter is tall for her age and usually wears a 10 in RTW pants. Based on the measurement chart I decided to go with the 12 with the rise and the length of a 10 since my Maddie can't stand pants that actually fit.

I could definitely have gotten away with about a 10 with an 8 in the length, but at least she has some growing room. The denim has a lot of stretch as well.

Since I have always had a random phobia about making "real" pants, these were a huge step for me. Thankfully they were successful and I can now move on to tackle my many other sewing phobias. 

You all get those too right? :)


  1. Wow. Those turned out beautifully. Love the denim you selected. They look so cool and hip. For having had a phobia about making pants...I think that will soon be a thing of the past. Great job.

    1. Thanks! I was trying to make them as 1st grade 'cool' as I could. lol

  2. Don't you love how amazing these end up? I love the professional finish and I absolutely adore them in your gold denim!

    1. These definitely game me confidence that I will be able to continue sewing 'cool' clothes for my kids as they get older. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Your jeans look fantastic Erin and I love how the button co-ordinates with the top. Thanks for all your help with testing.