Chandler Sewalong — DIY

Part 4 - Pleated Front - Front Waistband

Part 4 - Pleated Front - Front Waistband

Have you got your snack at the ready for today's journey? We are going to tackle the front waistband, which is super challenging, it's just got a few tiny steps.

I've got my café au lait and I am ready to go!

20) Finish the bottom edge of your waistband. I love using a fun pop of bias tape here as a cheery surprise just for me!

21) With RST, attach your front waistband to the top edge of your pant front.

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Part 4 - Darted Front - Front Waistband

Part 4 - Darted Front - Front Waistband

Have you got your snack at the ready for today's journey? We are going to tackle the front waistband, which is super challenging, it's just got a few tiny steps.

I've got my tea (and apparently coffee sometimes, too) and I am ready to go!

20) Finish the bottom edge of your waistband. I love using a fun pop of bias tape here as a cheery surprise just for me!

21) With RST, attach your front waistband to the top edge of your pant front.

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Part 3 - Darted Front - Front Pant Assembly (Straght Fly)

Part 3 - Darted Front - Front Pant Assembly (Straght Fly)

Alright, we've accomplished some major things so far including prepping your pants AND attaching your pockets to both the left and right sides. I hope you tooted your own horn just a bit!

Today, we are going to be a bit more relaxed and focus on assembling the front pant. It should be a pretty quick day considering we only have three steps to tackle, so let's get to it!

If you haven't already, go ahead and trim off the faux fly front piece along the marked edge on both your front pants pieces and pocket pieces.


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Part 2 - Darted Front - Pocket Assembly

Part 2 - Darted Front - Pocket Assembly

Welcome back! Are you excited to jump right in to sewing after having prepped your pants? I won't hold you back- let's get started!

8) With right sides together, attach your front pocket bag pieces to the pocket opening on the front pant legs.

9) Grade your seams to help reduce the bulk at the pocket edge.

*If you are working with the faux fly front pattern, please note that your pocket bag pieces will be different sizes...


Part 1 - Pleated Front - Pant Prep and Pleats

Part 1 - Pleated Front - Pant Prep and Pleats

I have loved every minute of prepping the Chandlers for the sewing world, and now that they have arrived, I am even MORE excited to be sewing them with you all!

For this sewalong, I'll be doing the following:

1) I am trying something a bit new and releasing all of the sewalong parts relatively close together- I am aiming to have them all live on the site over the course of one or two days. There is no rush to go through them all at once- I just wanted to have everything posted for any...