Ever since her big sister got a pair of skinny jeans, M has been begging for a pair. I had the Neat Beat pants, 06/09 #17, on my to-sew list and since the pattern is a slim fit (hooray!), I thought I'd give it a try.
This pattern delivered! I used a stretchy lycra/denim from JA's. The pattern's smallest size is a 110 and I usually sew a 98 for M with additional length. I used the 110 but skipped adding seam allowances and the results were just what M and I were envisioning.
Well, mostly. M wanted them even skinnier! But mom wants her to be able to get them on with no help so this is as skinny as we're going. K has had no struggles with putting her skinny jeans on but my friend, who is a middle school PE teacher, has shared some humorous anecdotes about girls trying to get in/out of their skinny jeans while dressing out for PE. Skinny jeans aren't a whole lot of fun if you're struggling to get in/out of them.:)
I'm going to take the next 5 days or so off from blogging/sewing and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family.