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


  1. Those jeans are amazing Kerry! The whole outfit is adorable and goes so well together. I'm glad to hear you'll be back to sewing more again now the exams are over. Good luck with the results and thank you for joining the tour today,

  2. This pair is so gorgeous! I love the floral print. Awesome job. You need to keep busy sewing and the time waiting for results will fly by. All the best :)

  3. Gorgeous Kerry! The floral print is beautiful! Best of luck for your results