Monday, March 16, 2015

Sew-Along #22 - Art Museum Vest and Trousers - Lesson #6

The Art Museum Vest and Trousers by Oliver+S
NOTE: Please make sure you read over the Art Museum pattern directions prior to starting this sew-along.  You should keep these directions open and where you can read them as you go through these lessons. You might want to carefully read through this lesson also before beginning.
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Ok - last lesson you did the hard work, today we are going to do some construction which is going to make your pants look like pants!  Today will fly by, and then we'll finish up in the next, and final, lesson of this sew along.

Leg Assembly
  1. Pin the outseam of your pants together (one front, one back), right sides together.
  2. Sew.
  3. Finish your seam with a serger or zig zag stitch.
  4. Press the seam (if you want to top stitch your outseam, now is the time to do it).
  5. Repeat on the other leg.
  6. Sew the inseam together, right sides together.
  7. Finish the raw edges of the each inseam with a serger or zig zag.
  8. Repeat on the other leg.

Making PANTS!:
  1. Leave one pants leg inside out and turn the other leg RIGHT side out.
  2. Place the RIGHT side out leg inside the Inside out leg, matching them up along the crotch.
  3. Pin together making sure to match up the inseams of the pants.
  4. Sew along the curve - make sure to plant your needle and pivot at the marked dot at the bottom of the front fly.
  5. Sew a second line of stitching on top of the first from the dot at the bottom for the fly to the double notches in the back - this will reinforce the crotch  and prevent the stitches from ripping out.
  6. Using a ruler or straight edge, draw a line connecting the dot at the crotch up to the notch at the top of the pants.
  7. Stitch along this line. Make sure to back stitch at the dot.
  8. Clip the SA from the bottom of the fly up to the dot.
  9. Finish the edges of the SA with a serger or zig zag.
  10. Press the fly and SA to the wearers left side for boys.  Press to the right for girls if wanted.
  11. Run a basting stitch along the top of the fly to hold it in place.
  12. Top stitch along your fly - I work from the wrong side so that I can follow the stitching line.  If you work from the right side, use a marking tool to draw your stitching line and then sew along the line.
  14. Press the hem of the pants 1/2 inch to the wrong side.
  15. Press again 1 inch to the wrong side.
  16. Stitch your hem along the inside folded edge - you could also use an invisible stitch or do a running or whip stitch by hand.
That is it for today - see, easy peasy!  In the next lesson, we will do the waistband and belt loops, and then you get to show off this amazing outfit that you have created.

* If you would like to enter the prize drawing, please make sure you submit a picture of your completed lesson six to the Facebook Album by 12:00 noon CT, Wednesday, March 18th.  Also, if you have any questions the Facebook Group is a great place to ask.


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