Part 8 - Darted Front - Finishing Touches

Oh. My. Goodness- you are right at the finish line of your Chandler Trousers! Are you super pumped, or is that just me (an possibly too much caffeine?) We've only got a few more steps to go, and then you will be ready to kick down the door in your latest make :)


42) For added strength (and to keep your waistband in place), tack your front waistband in place from the front of your pants. I like to tack along seams such as the CF & darts/ pleats.


A few of my testers mentioned actually sewing the ENTIRE front waistband down along the bottom edge to keep it from riding up. This is particularly helpful if you are working with a super slinky material that likes to crawl, or a super bulky material that just won't lie as flat as you'd like.

43) Last but not least, let’s hem your pants! Iron up the bottom edge of your leg opening by 3/8” (1 cm) then another 3/8” (1 cm). Sew along the edge.


44 ) OPTIONAL If you’d like to add a cuff to your pants, simply turn up the bottom of your hem 2” (5 cm) and then again another 2” (5 cm). Tack your cuff into place at the inseam, side seams, and CF/CB of the cuff.

Also optional: Make your pants extra special by adding a cute tag, like this one from Pink Coat Club (Not sponsored- the cat on this tag just looks like my kitty and I love it!)



YAY! You are done! Feel free to dance a little bit and enjoy your new Chandler Pants- You did it!!






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