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Best O +S pattern to use to make jeans?

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    Profile photo of miss_sonjamiss_sonja @miss_sonja

    My son indicated that he wanted some pants like mama’s aka jeans. What O + S pattern eould be best for denim? I have all pants patterns except Art Museum and the sailor-type ones. He’s 2, fyi.

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    Profile photo of sayiamyousayiamyou @maraya

    I’ve sewn the sandbox and after school pants in denim several times and have been happy with the results. Nicole has altered the sketchbook shorts to pants and has done a bang up job of owning that pattern. Search “sketchbook” on her blog and you’ll be in for a treat.

    http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com/2013/05/trrific-trousers.html
    http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com/2012/09/skinny-sketchbook-jeans_24.html

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    I recently used the Sketchbook for jeans for my daughter: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79480359@N03/14699004800/
    And After School for my son:https://www.flickr.com/photos/79480359@N03/8668350104/
    But my all time favourites were made by mixing the After School back with a modified Field Trip front: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79480359@N03/10146999943/
    (or Titchy Threads make a jeans pattern that seems very popular. No changing required)

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    Profile photo of chicmamainedhchicmamainedh @chicmamainedh

    I haven’t tried it, but the sailboat sounds cute for a 2 year old.

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    Profile photo of miss_sonjamiss_sonja @miss_sonja

    The Afterschool ones are super cute. I think that’s the look I am going for. Will try it and report back.

    Now to find some denim that’s not too stiff for an active little boy…maybe some stretch!

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    @sayiamyou I LOVED those red skinny Sketchbook jeans of Nicole’s. They’re soooooo good.
    I think almost any pattern can look jeans-ish if you use denim, an appropriate topstitching colour and do something jeans-esque to the back pocket. At least that’s my theory.
    I was thinking maybe back pocket decoration might be a good idea for an Oliver + S blog post….

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    Field trips with double knees for a 2 year old 🙂

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Awww, thank you Melani and Shelley.
    I agree, I think denim maketh the jeans, not just the pattern.

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    Profile photo of BrittneyBrittney @georgeandizzy

    I agree, the denim makes the pattern. Though, I think the Art Museum with maybe a different back pocket would work well. You could easily change up the pocket to be more ‘jean like’ and add some neat topstitching.

    I have made the Titchy Thread pattern 7 times now with mixed results depending on the kid and size, stick with O+S;)

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    Fabric.com has good options if you don’t have a fabric store close by that carries denim (and I’ve been happy with all the ones I’ve purchased from them). 6 – 6.5 oz with a little stretch has been great for our early spring and early fall temps, and the 8 – 8.5 oz with a little stretch is good for our colder weather.

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    Profile photo of BrittneyBrittney @georgeandizzy

    Thanks @maraya for the weight info, I never know what to buy when online.

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    Anytime Brit!

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    My fave is the After School pants pattern because my daughter is a skinny string bean. They make really cute jeans and have a slim fit.

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    Profile photo of mcholley1mcholley1 @mcholley1

    I’ve used this one multiple times and always LOVE it. It holds up great! It does, however, shrink a lot. It needs more than a single pre-wash.

    https://www.fabric.com/buy/0304016/kaufman-railroad-stretch-denim-indigo

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    Profile photo of miss_sonjamiss_sonja @miss_sonja

    Oooh, love that railroad denim! My little guy loves trains too, so bonus. I may need to do a fabric.com order…

    I traced my After School pattern today in 2T; won’t have a chance to get fabric or sew until after spring break/Easter week, but at least I got the finicky part done.

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