Added Jul 19, 2008
Chula Vista, Cal...
same material as the vest.
This pattern was slightly intimidating, after reading the instructions. I figured out what to do, after taking apart a pair of pants I used to wear until they tore in weird places and finding this article: http://www.independentliving.org/fashionfreaks/pants/siwp3.html .
I have yet to figure out to make a waistband smoothly, and actually did it three times. Also, I wasn’t aware that the flaps were supposed to be high enough on the pants that when you’re sewing the waistband, so I removed the two in front and kept the one in back as is. Also, I didn’t bother with any buttons, and put a hook and eye above the zipper.
Otherwise, I didn’t change anything else and followed the directions as best as I could.
By the way, on the pattern itself, it calls for a lining in front but there are no mention of it in the instructions, so I chose not to make a lining.
I also plan on making a (Jorinde) jacket with the same material as these pants and vest to make a three piece suit, much like the pictures for these pants that inspired that idea.
same tweed material as vest and some seams on the inside have seam binding just to make it look neater
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