The full view back:
All buttoned up:
Back with two belt loops at CB:
Closeup of pocket:
Inside. The button is from deep button stash, probably purchased at Cloth World's clearance bin when I was a teenager. The card said the button was made in Italy. It also says it's green. Hrm. It looks like a copper color to me!
Inside with flat felled yoke seam, and my name hand embroidered in the back, with the date.:
This time I topstitched the inseam with my edgestitching foot:
The hem. I used this technique from the Seasoned Homemaker this time, it worked very well!
I heart tailor's chalk. Here is how I marked it for sewing on the beltloops. This time I cut six 3.5inch loops out of the strip instead of the suggested five 4" loops. That way I could sew two loops, one on each side of the CB seam. That was a lot easier than fighting my machine to stitch through who knows how many layers!
I also serged the cut ends of the belt loops and used fray check on them.
Improvements over my jeans:
- Sewed thighs with 1/4" SA, resulting in 1" additional space all around the thigh. This is much more comfortable for sitting!
- Before sewing on waistband, I sewed the very top of the jeans with a wider seam allowance. The result is it looks like I won't have to wear a belt with these! (Whereas I have to wear a belt with the jeans).
- Topstitched the inseam. Remember to do that before sewing the side seams!
- I made fake bar tacks on the fly front. My machine does not have an auto-bartack maker, so I used a narrow zigzag stitch with a very short stitch length to mimic a bartack.
- Embroidered the date with my name in the waistband facing. Maybe I will start doing that for all my clothes? Hrm.
I still can't get over the fact I have made two pairs of pants with fly fronts. Last year at this time, the idea was scaring me quite a lot!