Pant sew-along - The patternSaturday, March 14, 2009
The front pattern pieces. The middle piece is the button facing. I use the same facing piece for both sides. The waist will be pretty low so I don't need any darts. I will use a side zipper or hooks for the closure. Hooks are my secret weapon, since I find side zippers really hard to get right,
The buttoning up-close and reversed. The notches at the top of the facing piece marks the fold lines. I also use notches for the buttoning since I will just mark the start of the vertical buttonholes with an awl or a pen and then use the automatic buttonhole function on my Bernina which keeps all holes the same size as long as I don't turn off my machine.
The pattern notcher. A very useful tool that I bought from an Ebay seller. Children will also appreciate the notcher since it's doubles up as a great train ticket puncher.
The back crotch. I don't know why, but this slanted L-shape is the thing that works best with my butt. As you can see the back pattern piece is not very wide around the hips. That's because I'm using a very stretchy material. This slim shape worked well on my skinny jeans so I think it will be right for this project too.
All the pattern pieces. Now they are ready to be put away in a black plastic bag and moved to a new address. Hopefully I will be able to unpack them next week and cut the fabric.