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From: green_olives
Date: 07-01-2007, 09:20 PM (1 of 6)
well my first time ever sewing pants was a disaster! the zipper it's self was no problem, i have sewn them into dresses with no problem but the fly of the pants came out horrible! and the pattern was no help at all! if anyone has any help or no how it would appreciate it! the biggest problem i had was when i washed it the zipper stuck out funny and the fly did something really funky! i don't know how to describe it.
User: green_olives
Member since: 06-18-2007
Total posts: 5
From: blackie
Date: 07-01-2007, 09:55 PM (2 of 6)
Try this tip ( Follow the caveats on the webpage for facing size.

I've found a fly isn't too hard once you get the concepts down and have faith in the process.

Good luck!
see the mundane life of a housewife.
User: blackie
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 594
From: PaulineG
Date: 07-01-2007, 10:11 PM (3 of 6)
Have a look at this. Hope it is helpful.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: plrlegal
Date: 07-01-2007, 10:43 PM (4 of 6)
Blackie & Pauline that is a great website to add as a bookmark in your favorites. I did so because I"m getting ready to make capris and I want something a with a little more style than an elastic waist.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: green_olives
Date: 07-02-2007, 01:41 AM (5 of 6)
thanks for all the help! i'll have to give it a try :)
User: green_olives
Member since: 06-18-2007
Total posts: 5
From: Skye
Date: 07-02-2007, 03:30 AM (6 of 6)
I use Sandra Betzina method as per Paulines link to video clip it is also in her book power sewing
User: Skye
Member since: 09-28-2000
Total posts: 233
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