I made Ivy these little skinny jeans waaaay back in August. I photographed them last month. So, now seems like a good time to finally share them.
The pattern is Ottobre, the Clarabella pants (#12) from issue 6/2010 (probably my most favorite issue ever). I made a few alterations, which I’ll get to in just a bit. Right now, I want to draw your attention to the incredible fit of these pants. No bum crack, no back gap.
I traced out the 98cm for Ivy, but decided to not add seam allowances to the outseams or inseam. I also straightened out the bootcut of the pattern to a straightleg/skinnyleg fit. Ivy doesn’t seem to care that the fit on the resulting jeans is just about perfect for her little body, but I get excited about it every time she wears them.
The perfect little skinny fit, but with enough movement and give to not slow this climbing-jumping-crazy girl down. I also had some fun with the belt loops. I really love this doubled-over one in the center back. Going to have to use it again.
I love this picture. She’s bracing herself on her brothers, in a split, to keep from slipping. Skinny jeans don’t have to be restrictive.
The fabric is a heart-print denim from Jo-Ann Stores. I think it might be regular stock, as I’ve seen it in my tiny store for about a year or more now. I picked up some butterfly print denim, at Ivy’s
insistence request, too.
Pants: Ottobre 6/2010, pattern #12, Clarabella Pants. Size 98cm, with alterations and modifications.
Fabric: Heart-print denim from Jo-Ann Stores