Sunday, 9 March 2014

More Small Fry Skinny Jeans

In case it wasn't obvious, I love making these jeans. They are just so cute. I find myself smiling as I see them come together on the sewing machine. You can see the pair I made for the tour HERE and the two I made for the pattern testing HERE and the ones I made with the free 2T pattern HERE and HERE.

I bought this star denim a few weeks ago and was debating making some overalls with it. But, alas, I could not resist making more jeans. This is not stretch denim but it is nice and light weight and fits really well regardless. I still made the 2T size. I used left over teal drill from another pair for the pocket linings and waistband lining. I also used a real jeans button that has little stars on it too.

I also used a turquoise thread for the construction and topstitching. I love how it looks on the inside with the elastic buttonholes. I have been walking around annoying my husband saying "look at the inside of these, they are as neat inside as they are on the outside". He is still humoring me by nodding and smiling at the right times. The flat felled seams help to make them look like "real" jeans and make less exposed seams against little legs.

This was my best fly so far. 

Little miss E. She does some funny faces when I take photos. The one on the right was her response when I said "smile". She is so expressive and very, very cheeky.

I'm hoping to get time to make at least one of the boys a pair later in the week but don't hold me to it. Life has a way of getting very busy without the slightest bit of warning.

If you want to grab a copy of this awesome pattern (trust me, you do) you can find it HERE. Also if you buy it between now and the 15th of March you can get 20% off with the code TOUR20.

Don't forget to keep following the tour on Craftstorming. There are many more talented bloggers still to come. I can't wait to see them all.

Thanks for visiting. Feel free to leave a comment :)

Kerry xx

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Small Fry Skinny Jeans Pattern Tour

I am excited to be back to sewing and blogging again after a long, self imposed sewing ban while I studied for my fellowship exams. I am so glad that is over... Now the long, painful wait for results.... 

Sewing is my time to think. It is about the only time in my day where I am awake and no one is talking to me. I get to be alone with my thoughts. I have missed my mental downtime.

After being part of the testing team for the Small Fry Skinny Jeans I was delighted to be asked to join in this Small Fry Skinny Jeans Pattern Tour. I was even more excited when I saw the line up of talented bloggers I'd be sewing alongside. Wow!!

After finishing the two pairs of jeans I made for the pattern test, I came across this pretty fabric. It is stretch cotton sateen. As soon as I saw it I knew it would become Small Fry Skinny Jeans. What I didn't think of, was what fabric I'd use to coordinate with it. Thankfully the yellow just happened to be in my stash and the shade was perfect. 

 I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love this pattern. It is my go to jeans pattern. It is so well written and I always get the results I am looking for. I like that I can make different styles of jeans all with the same pattern. For these ones I made jeans length and chose the inset pockets (with tiny, cute coin pocket). The fit of these jeans is spot on too, especially with the button hole elastic. I really should get organised and start sewing more pairs for E and for the boys before winter comes along.

I love all the colours in these jeans. Eloise was only too happy to put them on.

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly this little girl is growing up. My baby is all gone and in just over a week she will be two!! How did that happen?

Ducks are one of Eloise's favourite animals. She was happy to have some photos while looking at the ducks. She was, however, NOT happy when it was time to go back home :/

E and I love the little details set into the paths at the duck park.

Thanks again Laura. I have had a lot of fun being part of the testing and the tour and I will be making many more pairs of these jeans.

Head over to Craftstorming to check out the other great stops on the Pattern Tour. Today Lexi from Lexi Made and Meg from Elsie Marley are sewing along too, so be sure to stop by and see what they have created. And, if you haven't already, go and grab a copy of the pattern. It is awesome (and...  you can get 20% off with the code TOUR20 until March 15th).

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a message to let me know what you think.

Kerry xx