Chandler Sewalong — chandler pants

Part 8 - Pleated Front - Finishing Touches

Part 8 - Pleated 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.

TESTER'S NOTES

A few...


Part 7 - Darted Front - Belt Loops

Part 7 - Darted Front - Belt Loops

Now these belt loops are 100% optional, but honestly, who doesn’t love the option of wearing a belt sometimes? And they only take a few extra moments to put together and attach to your pants, so it seems like a win-win.

36) Finish one of the long sides of your belt loop piece.


37) Iron the unfinished long edge of your belt loop in by 1/2” (1.3 cm). Then iron the finished edge of your belt loop over the top of the unfinished edge by 3/8” (1 cm).

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Part 6 - Darted Front - Attaching Front to Back

Part 6 - Darted Front - Attaching Front to Back

So this is my favorite favorite part of sewing elastic back pants! I learned this cool trick for hiding your elastic seams a while ago and just HAD to include it in this pattern as well, cause it's too cool!

30) Ok we will start off a bit easy with RST, pin your front & back pants along the inner leg, starting at one ankle and going all the way through to the other ankle.



30a) Sew these pieces together & then finish your seams.


31) Now on to those tricky bits. With RST, pin the side seams...


Part 7 - Pleated Front - Belt Loops

Part 7 - Pleated Front - Belt Loops

Now these belt loops are 100% optional, but honestly, who doesn’t love the option of wearing a belt sometimes? And they only take a few extra moments to put together and attach to your pants, so it seems like a win-win.

36) Finish one of the long sides of your belt loop piece.


37) Iron the unfinished long edge of your belt loop in by 1/2” (1.3 cm). Then iron the finished edge of your belt loop over the top of the unfinished edge by 3/8” (1 cm).


Part 6 - Pleated Front - Attaching Front to Back

Part 6 - Pleated Front - Attaching Front to Back

So this is my favorite favorite part of sewing elastic back pants! I learned this cool trick for hiding your elastic seams a while ago and just HAD to include it in this pattern as well, cause it's too cool!

30) Ok we will start off a bit easy with RST, pin your front & back pants along the inner leg, starting at one ankle and going all the way through to the other ankle.


I am using the Darted Pant image for this part as the Pleated pant images...