- trimming the inner and outer back leg at the top, which has minimised and straightened the back leg wrinkles.
- pinned the fly facing to the pant piece before cutting and cut both front pieces the same. After doing this I was able to use Sandra Betzina's video for the fly zipper insertion. Seriously, you can't go wrong using this video for a professional flat fly front zipper.
- incorporated the belt carriers into the waistband, rather than just top stitch them on after the waist band is sewn on. I think this looks much nicer.
- reinforced the pockets to prevent sagging. I did this with my last pair too. I just sewed thin grosgrain ribbon to the seam before turning under.
- reinforced the crotch seam, just for further protection from a wardrobe malfunction. No split pants at school thanks!
- I don't know if this is right, but I hate sewing trousers and having the waist band sag even though it's interfaced. If my fabric has any stretch, mechanical or otherwise, I cut the waistband on the grain with less stretch, which is usually up and down.
- Used Melanie's tutorial for single welt pockets, but mine are not functional. They are a little slimmer this time and nicer again.
I don't normally ever wear clothes like this. I'm just trying to show off the fit and welts :)For my next pair I'm going to work on the curve of the waistband. While the waistband fits, it does peak a little at the back, as my waist does not allow the final back curve seam to meet where it is drafted. I'm also planning for my next pair to have true slash pockets and to be made of the denim I purchased at our last Sydney Sewing Social.
to our February meet up?? Kristy reminded me this week that I think we are supposed to wear something made with the fabric that we purchased on that day. Yikes! Despite my sewing frenzy these holidays, I've only managed to sew two pieces (one is to be blogged tomorow). I've been stalled a little with lining fabric for my lace and that silk linen fabric just isn't softer after washing twice. I also don't think the viscose jersey will be touched until winter.. Best not to think too much about it! Let me know if you can come.
Pattern: Sewaholic Thurlow trousers - used before = FREE
Fabric: 1.1m charcoal, wool blend fabric from The Fabric Store on sale= $17??
Thread: From stash = free
Buttons and slide: $3 yet to be sewn on as I need to get these