Sunday, 12 January 2014

I Heart Pattern Testing: Titchy Threads Small Fry Skinny Jeans

In case you haven't noticed I fell in love with the free 2T Small Fry Skinny Jeans Pattern when Laura did a sew-along on her blog Craftstorming. I made these and these. I have been "patiently" waiting for her to release the full pattern since then. Well... not only has the pattern just been released but I got to test it :)

I have tested quite a few patterns in the past year or two, but I think this was the one I wanted to test the most. I was NOT disappointed! Not only is the pattern awesome (I think, we knew it would be) but Laura was so open to feedback and so easily approachable during the process. 

This pattern is beautifully drafted, the instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are lots of options: finishing, pockets, waistband, length and they have adjustable elastic... The testing group all came up with different fabric choices and "looks" for their jeans but one thing was consistent, they all fit beautifully and looked professionally made. These jeans look like store bought jeans! I even learned a new technique as I sewed them.

I started the concept of the "look" I wanted to produce, with these shoes. I bought them for Eloise to wear with another outfit I had made her but wanted to make shorts to go with them too. So I chose this teal drill fabric and embroidered a butterfly on a piece to use for the back pocket. In my head this was going to be such a cute outfit. The shorts turned out exactly as I'd hoped. Then came time for the photos...

We had a heat wave temps (over 40deg C) AND I couldn't find the shoes... anywhere?! We took some indoor photos. The next day was a little better, temperature wise, so we ventured to the park for some outdoor shots... but the air was thick with smoke from a nearby bushfire... So these are the photos we managed to get. 
Side note: I found Eloise's shoes a few days later in Seth's preschool bag?!

blowing kisses xx

I made a second pair with stretch denim and chose the inset pockets (complete with tiny coin pocket). I made a Bella Bodice to go with them.

I highly recommend this pattern. It truly is one of the most professionally drafted and written patterns I've come across. I have fabric ready to make many more pairs for all three of my kids. Oh, I didn't mention the size range. There are two size groupings, the smaller one is from 0-3m - 3T (it is a different shaped jean to account for nappies) and the larger sizes are 3y - 12y (they are more of a true skinny jean fit for kids not in nappies). Such a huge size range, and there is a discount if, like me, you want both sizes!

So, go and check them out! You can buy them here. And keep an eye out for many, many more of these jeans popping up all over blogland.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a message to let me know what you think :)

Kerry xx


  1. I adore the colour on the first ones. They really are one of the grestest patterns I've ever tried to sew.

  2. They turned out really cute! Especially like the first one, great colour!

  3. Oh my these are so so gorgeous! I love the mint ones so much. Great job.

  4. Both of these pairs are wonderful Kerry. I love the back pockets and your jeans look beautifully finished. Thank you for all your help with testing.

  5. I love the teal jeans! Great color choice! And she is adorable...
    Your back pockets look amazing.
    The pattern and instructions are the best! Laura did a great job.