Oh, hey there! It’s been a while! These past few weeks have been pretty rough. Millie got the flu pretty bad, then Quinn got it but thankfully not as bad because we caught it in time to get some Tamiflu, thank goodness. Then this weekend I got mastitis SO EFFING BAD I couldn’t move. It was horrible. I felt like I had the worst flu I’ve ever had only I also had incredible pain to go along with it. FUN! But all of us are FINALLY feeling 100% now so YAY!
I have, however, done some sewing in that time though. I need to find my sanity, somewhere, right?? These pants were sewn before all the sickies set in. I couldn’t take pictures of Millie in them because the fever brought out 3 huge cold sores on her face and she was very embarrassed by them, which made me sad, she kept telling everyone she saw- waiters, grocery check out people, that she had bad sores on her face :(
Back to the pants… These are the Peek a Boo pattern shop’s skinny jeans. I’ve sewn them before and I have other pant patterns, but I really just wanted to whip out a pattern I already had traced out so I could get to the cutting and sewing part instead of the printing, cutting, taping, tracing, cutting etc that comes with PDF patterns!
I went all out and did the elastic casing inside the seam this time, unlike last time.. Those first pants were way too big on her and kept falling off, oops! But the good thing is the old ones fit now! The silly part is that means I didn’t have to bother with the elastic this time!! OH WELL! Anyways, sewing this pattern again made me remember what an annoying time I had with the waistband.. I think there is just a bit too much ease.. it is kind of hard to make it fit to the pants.. Other than that, though, I do like the fit of them.
I had a fun time sewing a simple little design on the back pockets. To be honest, I had a good time doing all the top stitching. I’m angry at myself because I didn’t really pay attention when I took the picture of the front detail. It totally did not come out, when the button on the front is one of my favorite things of these pants! It is an old antique gold button with red in the middle that I picked up from Uncommon Objects, here in Austin. As a matter of fact, even with the hearts on these pants, Millie wasn’t really excited about them until she saw that button! So the whole reason she is into these is completely lost in this blog post. lol!
That material, by the way, was 7/8 of a yard in the remnant bin at Joanne’s. Hello 50% off! YAY! I know it looks like just polka dots, but it is actually little white hearts on a nice stretch denim. Oh, and that little sweater she is wearing is the Figgy’s Celestial Pullover I sewed up for her last year. Hooray for it still fitting!!