Friday, January 10, 2014

Jungle January: The Offspring edition

Of course, the scraps from Barbie's velveteen dress had to come from somewhere... Were you wondering?
Yeah, I totally went there. Myra and I have a bit of a reputation to uphold, after all. Last year, we were matchy-matchy in snakeprint tees. This year, I decided to take it up a notch with matching skinny pants.
Mine are Jalie 2908, with the legs slimmed. The top is Burda 7625. I had been making my skinny jeans with Vogue 8330, which I do still like, but I find I prefer the fit of the Jalie through the tush.
Since the fabric is doing a lot of talking here, I decided to go with minimal topstitching in a taupe-y color that matched the background. This fabric (cotton/spandex velveteen from FabricMart) has a TON of stretch, which makes for tricky topstitching. I've had issues with snapping threads in the past, so I decided to try stitching with wooly nylon in the bobbin. And it didn't work. I've already popped part of the back pocket off. I should have just coverstitched or chainstitched. Live and learn.
This is the view with the higher rise, with an additional inch added. I am very high waisted. As it is, the waistband is still about an inch below my natural waist, which is just where I like it to sit. I generally go with silver rivets and buttons on my jeans, but for these I used brass findings. The rivets have a small flower imprinted on them. It's a pretty detail I'm pretty sure I'll be the only one to notice.
I debated between skinny pants and straight leg, but in the end I'm very glad I went with skinnies. I think they go well with the wild fabric, and they will definitely get a ton of wear.
Myra is sporting the LouBee Patterns Hosh Pants. Myra loves her wool pair and wears it often so I knew this would be a win.
The back of the Hosh Pants is fitted with buttonhole elastic, which I love as my kids grow and hand down their clothes. The method that Sarah uses for inserting it is ingenious. You don't have to make any buttonholes! But look what a nice clean finish it has. Gorgeous.
Myra loves them. They are warm, stylish and comfortable. Perfect.
I'm so glad that she will still let me match. I'm sure our matching days are numbered, but we'll always be happy in the Jungle!

34 comments:

  1. Too adorable for words. Love it all and that fabric is fantastic x

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  2. so cute! i love that you are outside in sky high heels in the snow!

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  3. You guys are too cute! And you are absolutely convincing me of this Jalie Jeans pattern...yours always turn out perfect!

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  4. Oh my gosh, this is too sweet! You guys look great! Love this look on both of you!

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  5. This is so fun! You both look super cute. Fabulous pants and I really like your top pattern too!

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  6. That turned out great!! Love the pics!

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  7. That is too bad about the pocket popping off. Darn those popping threads!


    I love these. And I love that you matched :) I must make myself try that Jalie pattern (I've only had it sitting in stash for.ev.er.)

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  8. I love the first picture of the two of you together in your January Jungle Jeans! This is just awesome that you made both of you jeans/pants to match.

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  9. Simply adorable! I love them on both of you. Cuties!

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  10. These are fabulous!!!!! That fabric... I die

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  11. Love those pants and your little girl's matching ones are so cute. I also love your pics in the snow!

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  12. I love your top! It is the same one I am making this year. And you and your daughter look great together. You match, but you both look fabulous!! I have to look into the pants pattern you used for her because I would love an easy adjustable waist for my 4 yr. old.

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  13. I love the pants! I definitely think skinny is the way to go with this print. It is so fun to have Myra matching you.

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  14. Just love the matching outfits. So cute.

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  15. I love it when the two of you do photo shoots together, even better if you match. These are really great pants, def a wardrobe staple.

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  16. Amazing outfits! I love what you do.

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  17. OMG you two are too cute!! These pants are freaking awesome!

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  18. Great outfits, and Myra is getting so big! She looks completely thrilled with her jungle wear. Barbie looked fab as well!

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  19. Those pants are simply amazing, great job and how fun for you and Myra.

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  20. this is actually too cute to be believed. this is a magic trick, right?

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  21. You two do look amazing! Gorgeous outfits

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  22. The two of you look so adorable. Here's to creating such precious childhood memories for your daughter :)

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  23. Too adorable- you need to take the show on the road!

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  24. These are the cutest mommy and me outfits ever. Ever!

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  25. You are both rockin' your outfits! I love how the red tops look with the animal print bottoms.:)

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  26. Sarah Colley JonesJanuary 11, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Love them all!!!
    Especially the Burda top! I may have to make that for meself, and I have just the perfect pinky-coral silk/rayon knit from Kitch -- well, you were there!

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  27. Oh my WORD! You both are gorgeous - great pants all around!

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  28. So adorable-both of you!

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  29. You are so cute together! Love the red and leopard-print combo!

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  30. That first picture is too stinking cute! Love the pants too....

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  31. You both look gorgeous and like you're having so much fun! I love the combo of the red with the animal print!

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  32. The Slapdash SewistJanuary 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    You two are so adorable together in your skinny leopards! And now I really want some skinny leopard print jeans...

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  33. For sure make the most of the matchy projects! Great skinnies and perfectly matched with red - stunning!

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  34. I had to show my daughter your matching outfits. Her comment was "she has cool leopard pants." Then she gave me an eyebrow, apparently waiting for me to promise she will get some too. I didn't promise, but I still agree with her that you two have cool leopard pants.

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