Remember these jeans?
These are my jeans using Jalie Stretch Jeans 2908. (If you want to read the post, please click here)
In that post I stated that I would write a tutorial on the fly front zipper. Since then I’ve sewn many more garments, but I hadn’t forgotten. Just lately I helped my friend Suzanne work through the fly front, step by step, and realized that the tutorial might have helped her.
I cut out a pair of fronts in the smallest size, and the fly shield, which I made longer by about 3/4 inch. On my jeans they seemed to have gotten smaller as I sewed, so from now on I’ll add a bit.
I used a cream coloured twill, an orange zipper and dark green thread. It’s not pretty, but it worked. I took pictures of each step and put a tutorial together as a 2 page PDF download.Please click here for the tutorial. Fly Tutorial Jalie 2908
Have you sewn a fly front? Did you have any problems with it?
And please, if you have any questions about the tutorial, please let me know.
Do you sew your own pants and/or jeans? I do, for many reasons, but the most important reason is…………. FIT……..!
Even when I was young, and fit, before children and enjoying wine and good food, I had fitting issues.
I’m tall, 5 foot 10, with a 34 inch inseam and a waist that still goes in a bit.
Every pattern I use has to be altered, so I make good use of a well fitting pattern.
One of the blogs I follow is Curvy Sewing collective, and they are going to dedicate February to Curvy Pants Month!
I’m already planning for this event, and already have another pair of Eleonore Pull-on Jeans cut out in a beautiful stretch denim from Distinctive Sewing Supplies, and ready to sew. This denim is butter soft, and was a pleasure to cut out. It will be perfect for Spring. Now that I have this pattern altered, and added functional front pockets, it will be a breeze to sew up.
AND, I also have this pattern coming!
Along with a stretch denim from Distinctive Sewing Supplies that will be perfect. I love sewing with the fabric I get from Catherine! She is an accomplished seamstress and really knows her stuff. I can order with complete confidence in the quality of everything Catherine carries.
It’s not too often that I make 3 versions of the same pattern, one right after another! But this pattern has me hooked. A burgundy stretch twill called my name.
I detailed my changes this time, and here’s what I changed. Continue reading Another One! Jalie 3461 Eleonore Pull-on Jeans