Added Mar 16, 2013
I’ll make these pencil pants again, but am not going to mess around with the front zipper and will instead go for the invisible side zipper. I stared and stared at the directions on how to put in the front zipper and looked up techniques but couldn’t figure it out. I kinda wanted a side zip anyways. I might shorten the zipper since it ends at the widest part of my hips and sticks ou a bit.
Next time I make these, I’ll also add more height to the back waist. When I sit down, the back waist pulls down. To make more room in the crotch area (deeper) I had to use a 1/4" seam allowance, and then 5/8" for the sides of the crotch. I also added a second set of darts in the back to cinch the waist down a bit.
Any advice on the pulling in the front or bumm lines in the back? I’m new and am trying to wrap my head around what to adjust.
I used STRETCH DENIM for this project: http://www.joann.com/fashion-denim-7-oz-printed-stretchdenim-multi-floral/zprd_12035218a/
I have since tried to make these pants out of a non-stretch denim and I couldn’t move. I tried letting the seam allowance out, but still can’t sit down. :(
It's time to enter for our grand prize, an EX100 machine PLUS a trip to Nashville!
Pattern of the Week
A body skimming shift goes mod with graphic stripes and square neckline!
Three videos, a web seminar, and five patterns help you master stretchy stitching.
Try out menswear inspired wardrobe staples, like unconventional jackets and high waisted pants.
Find full size patterns for these, and other gorgeous styles in the spring issue!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.