I'm really excited to partake in Titchy Thread's Small Fry Skinny Jeans Tour today! Laura is a pattern maestro; jeans are nothing to sniff at and this pattern is not only impeccably drafted but also comprehensively explained. The finishing cuts no corners and the result is
Check out that gorgeous interior! So neat. This was only my second fly and it went together beautifully. Although the pattern is challenging, Laura walks you through everything in a very accessible way. I learned lots of things, from how to flat fell seams (a first time for me) to using topstitching thread (also first time), to how it's possible to burn your hand by putting it under the ironing board while pressing the bejesus out of your pockets.
Let's talk about those pockets! I thought it would be fun to give them a Minecraft Creeper vibe using different squares of green. I attempted Lino stamping for the first time but it came out a bit patchy and uneven so I ended up painting over the squares.
The topstitching thread I used was a light fluoro green to tie in with the green from the pockets. I even bought a proper jeans button to smash with a hammer (therapeutic with the week I've had).
I'm in love with all the professional details.
Neither of my kids will normally countenance wearing woven trousers so I salute Laura for drafting jeans that passed the rigorous comfort / wearability test. I made a straight 8 with no mods for this beanpole, and the fit is perfect.
There are so many awesome jeans being posted in the tour. If you want to snag a copy of the pattern, Laura is offering a 20% off discount using the code TOUR20.