I would recommend a very stretchy fabric, especially if you are making these jeans for small hands. I tried three different fabrics to get them stretchy enough to go on and off easily for an 8 year old's doll-dressing skill.(Final version was 5% spandex, 30% rayon, 65% cotton.) I also recommend pressing the back pockets into shape and then one line of top stitching to get them on, when I tried to do a double line of stitching (one line to hem the pockets, the second line to sew the pockets to the back of the pants) I got all sorts of wonky and uneven lines. Pressing the fabric instead of the firm hem, and then one line of stitching to attach them was a MUCH cleaner look.
Pattern was great, and the tutorial was pretty straight forward too.
These pants were so fun to make. I paired them with the peek-a-boo top and embellished the pockets for a custom look. They are so cute and fir very well.