Monday, April 13, 2015

Pieced Trousers - Fashion File 5


Fashion File 5
I am going to make these trousers from 1813 Gathered Pull-ons

I drew these from a drawing I found on the internet. Front on the left. Back on the right.

Print out the boxers view 4 front and back and the extensions. For Australian Girl Doll use 2013 Snugfit Mildred.
Cut the extensions into front and back and attach to the top sections to make a separate front and back with long-long length.

Pinch the bottom edge of the back to find the middle. Draw a line down the centre of the back. Cut the back along this line.

Measure along the inseam from the mid-long line 3” and put a dot.
Measure along the side seam line 1 1/4” and put a dot.
Join the points to get the angle piece.
Measure and mark dots on the back to get the half angle piece for the back section. I just lined the pieces up and put dots to match the front. Then I drew the line at the correct angle.

When cutting out:
I am going to add an extra 1/4” at the hemline so I have plenty of room to make a casing for 1/4” elastic.

I am going to add 1/4” seam allownaces to the centre line edges of the back pieces.

I am going to add 1/4” seam allowances to the angle edges.

The side seams I just cut level with the paper pattern.

Join the pieces.

Overlock all the edges on  all the pieces.

Join the side seams then make the trousers as for 1813 Gathered Pull-ons View 1.

When you do the hems, turn up 1/2” and stitch close to the fold and the edge to make a 1/4” casing. I threaded 5” of elastic at the ankle and finished like the boxers waist casing. The waist I did like View 1 waist.

I hope you have a go at these. They are really easy. 

Download the file of the instructions.

Happy Sewing,