Friday, December 13, 2019

Reverse Order

Usually when making a new pants pattern, I make a pair of shorts first as a wearable muslin.  This time I reversed the order and made the pants first.

I used McCall 7987 to make a pair of slacks in a 32" waist with 4" added to the inseam.   I used some suiting material I had in my stash.  I am not quite sure of the type, I think a polyester blend.

I usually follow the instructions the first time with a new pattern, so I put patch pockets on the rear with the pants, but I put a double-welt pocket on the shorts.  I watched a video on Youtube to refresh my memory.

Double welt


The front pockets have a piece that connects to the zipper to make a lining.

Inside front
The instructions wanted me to hand stitch the waistband. But I machine stitched it.

I like the way these fit.  This will definitely be the pattern I will use for slacks in the future.

I like going to the local thrift store because I sometimes get a bargain.  This time it is a Singer 560 Diana.  This is an electronic machine from 1975.  It is smooth and quiet.  A bargain at $3.25. It came with a hard case too.

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