Added Jan 13, 2012
I think the best thing I can say about the experience of making these is I finished them. I love the way they look and the cut, but wow did I hate making them – I almost wanted to burn an effigy of the pattern I was using. Not sure how I planned to go about doing that, but that’s beside the point.
I’m not normally one to follow patterns, but I was wanting to learn how to make a proper pair of trousers with a zip fly, so off to Lincraft I went to buy – what I hoped would be – a straightforward pattern to teach me. So I bought Simplicity 2261. Wrong choice. I followed the pattern closely, but found it so badly written and confusing that I was constantly pulling things apart and redoing them. In the end I got out a pair of pants from my wardrobe, had a look at the fly on them, had a look at the pattern pieces I had, and all but taught myself what to do. So now I can do a zipper fly, with no thanks to the pattern I bought to teach me. But at least they’re done. And in future I can just use the pattern to cut out the pieces, and put it together myself.
And the pink stitching and button are a fun touch.
Drill cotton,2 inch zipper, 1 inch button
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