It can be frustrating buying pants for Lola. Other than leggings, it seems like everything is too big for her. She has a few different pairs of skinny jeans that, well, just aren’t all that skinny on her. And there’s nothing worse than saggy skinny jeans, am I right?
So when I first found out that the Skinny Jeans pattern from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop was going to be part of the Sew Fab Bundle (affiliate link), I knew it would be first on my list to make! I’ve used the pattern once before, when I made Wyatt a pair of blue skinny jeans, and was so thrilled with how they turned out.
I used a grey stretch corduroy, which was originally meant for skinny jeans for Weston, but he doesn’t know that so no harm done, right? It’s hard to resist making little things :).
The result? A perfect fit! I did have to rip out part of the waistband so I could tighten the elastic a fair amount, but it was worth it in the end. I also ended up bringing the elastic about 3/4 of the way around, rather than just on the back half of the jeans to get the waist cinched in enough. The rise isn’t super high in the back (probably due to the fact that I made a small size to account for her skinny body), and they wouldn’t have stayed up properly otherwise.
I skipped the belt loops (purely for laziness’ sake), and added a purple button for a faux closure.
As I’ve said before, I love this pattern! I know it’s one I’ll be using over and over, especially now that I know how well they fit Lola. I love that they are far from a “homemade” look, and are perfect for both boys and girls.
I’ll soon be sharing more projects I’ve made using some of the patterns in the Sew Fab Bundle (affiliate link), which you can only get until October 8!