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Posted on: 5/19/08 4:47 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 26 people   
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So many styles for pants and skirts have a faced waist (no waistband) combined with a fly front. Instructions for sewing these seem to be quite mysterious, especially when found on HotPatterns or in Burda WOF, without illustrations!

I have prepared a photo tutorial which can be found Here.

This method will work for any non-waistband fly front garment, including skirts and pants with faced waist-yokes and high-waisted pants and skirts.

If anything is not clear, please post a comment or questions and I will try to improve the tutorial.

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ClareinStitches said... (9/17/16 10:13 AM) Reply
May I add my thanks, too. I have hunted everywhere for a clue as to how to do this and here it is. A whole tutorial. Brilliant. I shall use your technique immediately!
strongnow said... (8/14/11 2:59 PM) Reply
Thanks so much for this information. I need it for my first pair of non-elastic waist pants!
GubC said... (10/29/09 5:05 AM) Reply
Fab tute, I've bookmarked it. Thankyou!
GubC said... (10/29/09 5:04 AM) Reply
Fab tute, I've bookmarked it!
GubC said... (10/29/09 5:04 AM) Reply
Fab tute, I've bookmarked it!
Heatherrique said... (10/3/08 10:37 AM) Reply
Thanks Kay, this is wonderful!
o3b said... (7/29/08 5:23 PM) Reply
This is a great tutorial. I haven't made pants with this waistline in many years, but they were flattering before. I am bookmarking your tutorial so my next pair will look nicely finished like yours.
marjenann said... (7/14/08 9:18 AM) Reply
Thanks so much for your well done tutorial!! I know I will be referring to it, hopefully my zipper placement will look as perfect as your's! - Annette
TexasPat said... (6/10/08 7:57 PM) Reply
Kay Y: your tutorials are so very helpful. I, too, am a PMBer, but unlike you am just learning construction. Many thanks, Patti
MIMOSA said... (5/29/08 6:09 AM) Reply
Excellent sewing and pictures . I wish I could dnld all the pics for future reference! Thanks so much !
Sigrid. said... (5/28/08 10:51 AM) Reply
Excellent tutorial. Thanks for putting it together. This is the solution to a problem I encountered last year with a BWOF shorts pattern, that became a wadder because the instructions were not clear and I couldn't figure out what to do.
sewing for fun said... (5/27/08 9:20 PM) Reply
Great tutorial. I will try it on my next pair of pants. Thanks a bunch for the excellent descriptions w photos!
utz said... (5/21/08 3:27 PM) Reply
Thank you very much, excellent (and so well photographed) tutorial.
SewFar said... (5/20/08 9:11 AM) Reply
Excellent tutorial, Kay Y. The step-by-step instructions, well-written captions, and beautifully clear and detailed photos are first rate. Immediately added to my faves. Thank you!
Elaine Dougan said... (5/20/08 8:49 AM) Reply
Thank you so much.
ClareinStitches said... (5/20/08 6:10 AM) Reply
What beautiful finish. Thank you So for posting such a detialed Tutorial. This is one I shall treasure.
MareeAlison said... (5/20/08 2:52 AM) Reply
Brilliant. thank you so much. I suppose I can use this similarly on a side seam. The tops of the zip always stick into my waistline on side zips without an extra panel to stop it doing that .
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