Soooo.... you have probably noticed that I don't do a lot of bottoms. Part of the reason is that I think they're harder to fit than tops (Pants, that is. Skirts are usually fine). Also, I'm avoiding the fly front. Lame, I know! I'm just content in my little world of blouses & dresses.
Well the wardrobe contest is forcing me to step out of my comfort zone and make bottoms. And look, I found a way to avoid the fly front!:
Ivory cotton twill with lycra.
Notes on construction/alterations
All of these long, long seams made me yearn for a serger for quick and easy finishing! I've been looking. I'm trying to find a good deal on a used machine. My sewing machine has a faux overcast stitch that will suffice until then.
I didn't make any alterations except for some fine tuning in the waistband area.
Easy project. I'm feeling pretty "eh" about the pants, but they'll serve their purpose.
I promise I will make a fly front on one of my bottoms included in the wardrobe contest. I'm finding that the more you read about how to do it, the less scary it seems.
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