A Very Go To Christmas: Skinny Jeans Pattern Review
When Andrea asked me to be a part of A Very Go To Christmas and review one of the many patterns available at Go To Patterns, I knew exactly which pattern I wanted to review. I had been itching to make Peekaboo Pattern’s Skinny Jeans, and was excited to finally have an excuse.
One worry that I think a lot of us share in sewing pants, especially jeans, is that they will look “homemade” (which us sew-ers know is very different than “handmade,” right?), but with Amy’s pattern you can erase that fear.
This pattern has such a great fit. Seriously. It’s definitely my favorite thing about the pattern, and the reason why I’ll be using it again and again. And the fact that it’s a unisex pattern, makes it even better. To be able to make Wyatt, Weston, and Lola (in a few months when she’s a bit bigger) pants out of the same pattern is pretty great.
I was really happy with the sizing, which is always tricky. I didn’t need to make any adjustments at all. Wyatt turned 5 in September, and these pants fit him really simliarly to all of his size 5 jeans.
I really love all the details that the pattern offers. From an adjustable elastic waistband option… To a mini front pocket…
To a button front and faux fly (which I re-stitched four, yes FOUR times to get perfect)…
The details in the pattern definitely do not lack.
I thought it would be fun to add some camo for the pocket lining. I figured it was insurance in case my husband thought skinny jeans were too girly for Wyatt :).
The pattern recommends to use stretch bottomweights, so I used a stretch twill. JoAnn actually has a great selection of stretch twill in fun colors. It was really nice to sew with, and is really comfortable for Wyatt to run, jump, and play in. Perfect for my not-so-little boy on the go.
Lately I wonder how he’s grown up so fast.
The instructions and photos in the pattern were very clear, even when I printed them in black and white. The pattern pieces were also easy to assemble, and overall it was a really fun pattern to follow! But the most important question… Does Wyatt like them?