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December 20, 2013

Sewing Precious Pants


These are the silk pants I made last spring. I'm pretty sure I posted this photo of me modeling them, but not sure if I posted the few photos I took while constructing them.  What I usually do, is take a pattern, and then customize it.   A lot of the instructions on these patterns aren't very clear, so I improvise anyway.  Recently, I learned how to do a double welted pocket, which I'll show in another post.  But these call for standard side pockets, zipper and my addition, tuxedo stripe.   I have a few problems when I'm sewing.  I don't have a Serger, so my edges are not the prettiest.  That's on my wish list for next year.   And, I don't always choose the most forgiving materials.   For example, these pants would be better if they had just a slight stretch.  But, they still look hot.



After adding the tuxedo strip.

Getting ready to bring the together...



Crappy edges

Getting ready to add zipper

Basted for a change. It really helps keep things in place!

Perfectly alighted zipper. Sucky edges.

closed

tadda!



waist band being added

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