Baby, Jeans, and a Showcase

Remember the little guy I had about 7 months ago? (Yep, time really flies.) Well, he hasn’t stopped moving since he got here which means that I haven’t stopped moving since he got here, LOL! I want to say it doesn’t feel like 7 months, but boy, I am one tired mama! Did I mention that he’s already trying to walk? Ummm . . .

Small Fry Skinny Jeans collage 3.5

Earlier this year I was asked to participate in the Flip This Pattern September Showcase. We were given a pattern selection from new indie designers (5 patterns or less) to choose from. I was so excited to see the Small Fry Skinny Jeans by Titchy Threads Patterns. This little guy is already wearing a hole in our carpet, so I figured a pair of durable jeans would be perfect for him.

Let me begin by saying that i LU-UU-UVVVVVV this pattern! I’ve made kick-around jeans for my boys before. You know, a basic pant with an elastic waist and faux fly (made out of denim), not really jeans. I’d seen enough jeans to assume that a real pair would take forever and be overly complicated. Not so! Laura’s pattern was so easy, so thorough, and so well written that it didn’t take me any more time than it would have for my other standard projects. And, by “standard” I mean, if it takes more than a day and a half (including baby chasing and life stuff) it’s going in my “to do” pile to never get done. ๐Ÿ™‚

Small Fry Skinny Jeans collage 3

The pattern is for a basic skinny jean, but because she’s done such a fantastic job explaining the process, it leaves plenty of room for customization. After reading through the pattern, I knew I wanted to add a contrasting yoke on the back and a little color blocking on the back pockets. I didn’t have to look far for my fabric. With a house full of active kids, there’s always an overflow of clothing in the mend pile (including jeans). I grabbed a pair of black denim jeans that were too small for my oldest and too large for the next one down, took out my scissor and chop, chop, chop. For the contrasting fabric I used the bottom of an old blazer that had interfacing (for thickness).

I also love that the pattern came with detail options for top stitching (or none), zipper fly or half (faux fly), and patch pockets or inset pockets. So whether you’re a confident beginner or just short on time, you can mix and match options to find what works best for you.

Small Fry Skinny Jeans collage 4

Now, the reason for the super close up pics is because Mr. Move A Lotย  tried to dive off of the table that you see in the first set of pictures, so for the rest of the pictures I played it smart and held him with one hand and snapped pictures with the other. Just in case you’re wondering, I’ve also learned how to type really well with one hand, sew with him sitting on my lap and manage to keep him from eating my fabric. Yes, the mama skills keep on comin’! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you haven’t had a chance to see the other designers featured in the showcase (my patterns were featured last Thursday) , you have to stop by for a peek. The blogger creations are amazing. Also, all of the featured designers’ patterns are on sale this month using the codes below. I’m setting up a new shop, so for now my discount for Peaches and Peanuts Patterns only works in my Etsy shop.)

Sewpony Vintage: 20% off all patterns {SHOWCASE20}
Jennuine Design: 20% off all patterns {SHOWCASE}
Sew Like My Mom: 25% off all patterns {SHOWCASE}
Peaches and Peanuts: 25% off all patterns {SHOWCASE}
Shaffer Sisters: 25% off all patterns {SHOWCASE}
LouBeeClothing: 20% off all patterns {SHOWCASE20}
Rock the Stitch: 20% off Fawn Lily Dress {SHOWCASE20}
imagine gnats: 20% off all retail patterns {SHOWCASE}
Sewlosophy: 15% off all patterns {SHOWCASE}
Mouse House Creations: 20% off all patterns {SHOWCASE20}
SewVery: 20% off all patterns {SHOWCASE}
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Thanks for stopping by.

Keep doin’ what you love!

Shannon

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