pin striped cuffed skinnies

Added Jun 14, 2011

by TheVelvetGarde

Costa Mesa, Cali...

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Description

Skinny pants are so hard to find for my little guy, or they are terribly expensive for the little use he will get out of them, I bought some really adorable skinny jeans back when asos still sold childrens wear, I still squeeze him into them but hey are getting to the point of ‘ridiculously short’ so I had to give in.
But they came in handy when drafting the pattern for this cuffed pair of skinnies for him.
They have pockets both on the front and back because he needs a place to keep spare change for the icecream truck. Adjustable waistband so they can grow with him, and snaps to close, no zipper because its sometimes tricky to zip up a fussy toddler.
I made the pants from a large piece of stretch denim like pinstriped fabric, and the pocket linings were made from some scraps from curtains I made a while back.
Sielh loves his skinnies, and the great thing is that now I have a whole bunch more pant projects on the way. No more wasting time surfing the internet for cute toddler skinnies

Material Notes

stretch cotton, pinstripe, cotton lining

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Children
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Preppy, Rock
Material
Blends

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    Aug 12, 2011, 04.27 PMby WhisperingPines

    These are so cute! Awesome Job!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 09.41 PMby peaches2218

    Another thing, have any tips for topstitching? Your fly stitching is a lot neater and more even than what I’ve been able to produce, and the detailing on the back pockets adds a great touch.

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      Jun 17, 2011, 06.57 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      Thank you! Well as far as topstitching, I used to practice straight lines, curved lines, wavy lines on patches of muslin to not only familiarize myself with the sewing machine but it helped me have a more steady hand when sewing details. It takes a little bit of time, but I found it was worth it ;> Hope that helps.

      And thank you! I felt the stitching on the back pocket make the pants look less home-made

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      Jun 19, 2011, 09.17 PMby peaches2218

      I think you’re right. I made my GF a pair of pinstriped shorts with rear patch pockets not long ago. She wore them today, and I spent the whole afternoon staring at those darned pockets trying to figure out what it is I don’t like about them. Topstitching would probably have helped.

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    Jun 15, 2011, 09.40 PMby peaches2218

    I’d love to see a picture of them on. I bet they’re cute!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 10.56 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Very cute, have fun making loads more!

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