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Sew You Cords

Added Dec 31, 2011

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I made these cords last spring. The pattern is from the Sew You book. I lengthened the legs but I wish I had lengthened the front and back rise as well. I taught myself how to shorten zippers (prying off the teeth and repositioning the top stop) because the fly is rather short. Over all I think the pattern ran a little small, but I am fairly happy with the way they turned out. I want to make some more cords and some jeans, but I probably won’t use this pattern again soon because there is too many modifications I would do (lengthen the legs more, adjust the front and back rise depth and length) that I think it would be better to try another pattern instead.

Material Notes

grey brown cotton corduroy




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Grunge
Corduroy, Cotton

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    Jan 5, 2012, 12.56 PMby joost52

    These look very good, and the fitting is so well-done even though you complain about the pattern a bit. Great work!

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    Jan 3, 2012, 12.03 PMby Jodi Wade

    Nice. I want to make a pair of cords. Do you think stretch or non-stretch cord is better?

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      Jan 5, 2012, 05.47 AMby wzrdreams

      I prefer non stretch. I hate the flapping sound that stretch fabrics make. However, slight stretch is useful if a pattern has very little ease.

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    Jan 1, 2012, 02.17 AMby taure

    The topstiching looks very professional.

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