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  • Friday, June 29, 2018

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    How to draft and sew a fly-front zip

    How to draft and sew a fly-front zip

    If you don't have a trouser pattern designed for a fly-front zipper, adding one to a pattern that has not been designed for one is easy, to do so, follow the steps below. 1 - Mark the stitching line on the trouser pattern from the waist to the front crotch seam. Stop 1cm from the edge of the front crotch seam and mark with a circle. 2. Trace the front trouser pattern onto a piece of paper to make the fly pattern piece. 3 - Trace the stitching line and circle. Add  ..

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  • Friday, June 15, 2018

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    How to draft side slanted pockets

    How to draft side slanted pockets

    After drafting a new slimmer fit trouser block and making them up into the below pair of trousers, I realised after wearing them a few times how much I missed having pockets. Often neglected, I decided to draft some side slanted to make up a new pair of trousers in this fabric (I also included a fly front - see later blog). These pockets can still be applied to any garment - be it a skirt, dress (with a waist seam) or trouser - provided it has side seams. 1 - Draw the side slan ..

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