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Mika Day 6

October 5, 2008

Mika Day 6

Ok, We have fronts and backs…we need to sew them together.  This will give us something really close to complete pants.

Go get your fronts and backs.  Now, lay them out. You’ll be able to tell which goes where. I’m going to add an eyelet trim in the seam of one side. To do that, I take the eyelet trim. I, then, baste it in place. Then, I sew the side trapping them in place.

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All you’ll do now is stitch the side together as shown above. Line them up and sew with your serger down the side of the pants. You’ll end up with the above shots. You need to make sure your pieces line up correctly. You may want to sew a narrow seam first and then go back with the serger to make sure the pieces are aligned correctly.

When you have done this, you’ll be ready to topstitch the side seam. This is an optional topstitch. If you decide to do this, make sure that you sew it now. I didn’t. Do what I say and not what I did! I sewed it after adding the cuff and should’ve done it first. I’ll show these shots with the other topstitching later.

Now, let’s add the cuff. Fold your cuff pieces in half and iron them. Now, line them up with the bottoms of your pants and serge them in place. Here’s what you should have now:

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Now, iron the cuff down with the seam toward the pants piece.

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The above shot shows the cuff topstitched in place. I used a twin needle to do these stitches.

You also need to topstitch the bottom pants piece to the middle piece. Here is what mine looked like:

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This is a shot of the side seam topstitching:

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Here’s what we have now that we have sewn the sides and these pieces are folded:

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The next step is sewing the inseam. This is pretty self explanatory.  

Here’s my legs:

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We need to sew the crotch seam next. Place one leg right side out, inside the wrong side out leg. Then, match the crotch seam. Remember, don’t sew up all the way to the top of the front. You have to stop or there will nowhere to place the zipper. Nancy had a great shot of this on her blog. You’ll sew to the top of the curve of the pants.

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I’m sorry that there aren’t more pictures of these steps. It was getting dark and I was hurrying and forgot to take pics. I think the ones that I do have will help you through this.

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This will give you something that resembles pants. You’ll be able to try them on your little one. Our next step will be to add the zipper. This step scares me…it’ll be my first zipper! If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments section. I’ll try to answer them.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 5, 2008 2:39 pm

    Hmm.. See with all the blue lacing sewn around the pants, the pockets really stand out now! I have been observing these pants since I saw your blog, I cam going to have to give them a shot now I think, and hurry to catch up! I have never used a zipper either, but i wander with a little alteration, maybe I could just use an elastic waistband.

  2. October 6, 2008 1:39 am

    So, so cute!

    Hugs,
    Lory

  3. October 6, 2008 1:57 pm

    It looks great! Good luck with the zipper. I have only attempted that once. So I don’t have any advice to give!

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