Here is my first try with the Jalie Jean 2908 pattern--I love it!! Have you ever seen the Jalie stretch denim jean pattern? This pattern starts at a girls size 2 and goes up to a women's size 22. These jeans have fantastic reviews online, so I gave them a try. I am anxious to now make a pair for myself. The pattern is printed on heavy white paper and is very easy to trace. I love how every instruction has a picture diagram illustration. If you don't understand the written part, you will surely understand the picture.
Many reviews that I read online suggested to NOT cut the waistband on the bias, so I didn't. Unfortunately this caused the waist to fit to tight. Since I had a little extra fabric, I cut out the waistband again on the bias as per the pattern instructions. I had completely finished the jeans, so I had to take apart the waistband--so much fun...not! I had to pick out 2 lines of top stitching, as well as the stitching that connected the waistband to the pant. However, I'm so glad I took the time to do this because it fits perfectly now. In reviews I read, which were all for adult-sized jeans, people said that their waistband was too big cutting it on the bias. Maybe. All I can say is for the child size, I would do as the pattern indicates. I'll probably keep to the pattern when I make mine and I'll let you know what happens.
Rivets are pretty easy to put on. Who knew making jeans could be so easy and so much fun! I purchased this distressed denim thru Fabric.com. There is a type of black fabric that is on the backside of the holes--pretty distressed huh? LOL