I followed Sandra Betzina's wonderful video on Threads for how to insert a flyfront zip. But I was at a loss for how to neatly work the facing around the zip. In the end it's a bit of a mess, and I did a lot of hand sewing. Most of my experience with sewing pants is through Burda Style Magazine. So I've never really had clear instructions for how to do things properly. I think I got away with this one in the end.
It was a good pattern, everything came together nicely. I would only say that the pants were a little short. I am 5'6", and I added 1" and 5/8" for the hems. In the end, I only turned them up 7/8" for the hems because I felt they were short.
These are the perfect, comfy trousers for layering in winter. I would never, ever wear them with a short boxy jacket or a tucked in shirt with no long layer in the back. I'll leave that for those with more athletic figures than mine!
Now to move on to the faux fur vest!
|This is how I would actually wear them.|
|Just to show you the details of how they fit. I consider posting this picture, "taking one for the team."|
|Thank goodness only the sewing sorority reads this blog!|