From Season 6 of Project Run & Play, we bring you Suzanne of Winter Wear Designs Sk8 Skinnies Pattern first seen in her Collegiate Cool look for the Stripes and Polka Dots Challenge.
The Sk8 Skinnies are jeans! While these jeans might look complicated, they really are not a difficult sew. To get a good looking pair of jeans, it is all in the fit and details. This pattern will guide you through the making of your boy’s new favorite JEANS!
You can use stretch denim, stretch twill, stretch cord, jegging material, scuba knit, stretch pleather, thicker double knits, and almost any stable fabric that meets the stretch requirements.
5-7 inch jean zipper
1 jean button or heavy duty snap. You may also use a regular button or slide hook and eye
1 inch or 3/4 inch button hole elastic for zip fly
1 inch or 3/4 inch elastic for faux fly
1/4 yard cotton or lightweight fabric for pocket bags
While these jeans might look complicated, they really are not a difficult sew. To get a good looking pair of jeans, it is all in the fit and details. You will want to buy jean thread – just trust me and buy it – get two spools or three or a dozen cause you are soon going to be in love. Jean thread is stronger than normal thread. It also has some stretch which means your kiddos are not going to be popping any seams in these fitted skinny jeans. (If you don’t have jean thread, you can still sew these up, you may just want to reinforce high pressure seams like the crotch and inseam)
When working with jean thread, use it only in your top thread, and make sure you are using a denim needle. I always relax my tension slightly and use a slightly longer than normal stitch.
Topstitching – topstitching is SOOOOOO important to giving jeans an authentic look. It is where you stitch on top of your seams. We will be topstitching everything – I’m not kidding!
This pattern is designed to be fitted through the hip, thigh and leg – but not as fitted as a cotton lycra legging. All kiddos have different shapes, even within the same size. So, you may need some basic alterations to get a perfect fit.
The length should hit right at the top of your child’s foot. Please pay attention to the inseam length in the size chart when determining which length you should cut. You can go with a longer length and cuff the jeans for an alternate look and more longevity to the life of the jeans (well, as long as they grow up and not out).
You have the option of a real zip fly or a faux fly with elastic waistband. The instructions also include how to do buttonhole elastic to customize the fit of the waist.
Please note this pattern itself is covered by copyright and may not be shared. Each person who wishes to use this pattern should purchase their own copy of it.
See the original design here: Collegiate Cool for the Stripes and Polka Dots Challenge during Season 6 on Project Run & Play.
Designer: Suzanne of Winter Wear Desings