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The French fly for trousers is a hidden extra closure with an inside button tab attached to an internal belt or waist stay. its function is to allow the flap of the fly to sit down smooth and flat in a more relaxed way by taking any strain off the top of the zip.
It is seen in better quality men's dress or suit trousers, and occasionally in womenswear (but not often enough)

Technique Materials

Zip, fabric for waist stay (firm, densely woven and non-stretchable), button

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    Jul 9, 2015, 03.57 AMby jason statham

    The fourth step was little difficult for me. Actually I have never tried this French fly before. But when I stitched and tried it, the comfort I felt was awesome. I loved the patterns and the stitch style. The material of the cloth is a key line brake

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    Jun 6, 2014, 01.57 AMby tasallison

    thanks for posting this tutorial, I’ve not seen one quite like this :-)

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