I’ve got to admit, I’m a little behind in the pant sew along (insert rimshot). But, I am eager to finish up this week and post my progress on Flickr. How is everyone doing? It’s nice that we have an entire week to move from one area to the next.
If you are as addicted to sewing pants as I am you’ll love the new series we have with Rae Cumbie on craftdaily.com. In this series she shows you the important elements of pant fitting. Plus, be sure to check out Rae in the latest issue of Sew News. You can still get the Oct/Nov 2014 on newsstands or at shopsewitall.com. Now let’s get back now to the final stage of our pant fitting sew along. Here’s Rhonda!
We are in the final stretch of finishing our pants! Last week we sewed in the zipper and attached the yoke. This week we will line the yoke, attach a hook and hem our pants.
Sew the facing to the yoke. Once the facing is sewn in place, lay the yoke and facing flat and edge stitch the facing seam. This will help to hold the facing in place and it will also help to keep the waistline seam from stretching.
There are a number of methods that can be used to finish the edge of the yoke facing, but one of my favorite methods is to use a piece of purchased bias tape. Simply open the folded edge of the bias tape and stitch one side to the edge of the yoke facing. Once sewn in place, press and then roll the tape over the edge and stitch in the ditch.
Press the facing and then pin the facing to the pant. To attach the facing, stitch in the ditch. Be careful when stitching in the pocket area to hold the top portion of the pocket away from the presser foot while you are sewing the facing in place.
The final step in finishing the pants is to hem them. I like to cut a bias strip of my fabric to finish the edge of my pant leg. Simply sew it on just as you would with a piece of purchased bias tape.
This is the third pair of Clover pants that I have made and each has a slightly different fit primarily because each has been made out of a different fabric. So be aware that depending upon your fabric choice, your pants will have a slightly different fit.
I will be posting my final pair to the Flickr page. This will not be the final pair that I will be making.
Be sure to check out the video portion of this week’s sew along.
I’ve really enjoyed the Clover pant pattern and I hope you have as well!