Thanks for joining us for week two of the Emerson Crop Pants sew along! This week, we’re tackling the major construction steps for the pants. Review last week for tips on construction the pockets and pleats. And join us next week for all things waistband (spoiler: it’s so clever!) and finishing. Take it away, Kelli!
Pin one of the front shorts / pants to its coordinating back, right sides touching, along the outside and inner legs. Stitch.
Finish seam allowance in desired manner. I serged the seam allowances. Repeat for other leg. Press seam allowances open for inner leg (or to one side if you serged like I did) and to the back for the outer leg.
Put one leg (right side out) inside the other leg (wrong side out), lining up the crotch seams and notches. Pin and stitch.
Finish the crotch seam allowance in your desired manner, press seam allowance to one side.
Edgestitch the crotch seam on the right side of your shorts, catching the seam allowance underneath. This will keep the crotch seam out of the way and much more comfortable.
Make a bartack through all layers at the stress point where the bottom of the pocket meets the side seam. Here are my sewing machine settings for the stitch, but your preference may be a bit wider or longer zigzag.
The bartack should be about 1/2” long with 1/8” extending towards the back leg and the rest towards the front.
There’s still time to join the sew along! Grab the digital pattern now and get started – the Emersons will be your new favorite pants for spring and summer!