On to the front of the pants! These pants have a slanted side pocket, a front stay, a fly zipper and a dart.
Because of the stay, the dart must be put in first. After the dart is installed, interface the fly extension. Next tape your pocket edge. All of this must be done first because of the front stay.
I was out of dark fusible but this weft insertion doesn't show from the front and worked fine.
tute I did on putting in a stay on the last pair of pants. The fabric used for these pants seemed more sensitive to showing ridges when ironed so I did not serge the edges of the pocket or stay. I used a tight stitch length instead. Once the pocket and stay are installed you can go ahead and do the "flat lining" the same way it was done on the pants back legs with one difference.Put your dart in on the lining so that it faces the inside. You can see the dart completed in the pic below.
Hong Kong finish on the straight section of the center back seam.
Once all your flat lining is complete, install the fly and sew it up! Obviously this should be done on a pattern that you know fits without further alteration. Remember, all your VERTICAL SEAMS will be sewn with a HALF INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE. All others will default to the 5/8ths. Once the hem is established, finish that off with a Hong Kong finish as well. I'll be back with pics of the completed pants this weekend. I also have another special to surprise to show!..Bunny
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