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Pants in a Jiffy

Last Friday I whipped up a pair of pants to wear out to dinner that night in celebration of my daughter Sarah’s birthday.  All during the holidays I had wished for some festive narrow black pants that were not denim, but there was no time for stitching. When I returned to the studio after New […]

Fly Front Zippers

This week Sew! Let’s Get Dressed returns to our occasional zipper feature to discuss Fly Front Zippers.  Read last October’s post about lap application zippers and January’s about invisible zippers for additional zipper education. Fly zipper insertion techniques developed over time as men’s pants changed and zippers became readily available for use in garments in […]

Fabulous Sateen Pants

Cotton sateen, with or without spandex, is an excellent fabric for stitching up Eureka! Pants that Fit.  The fabric is almost always washable with enough drape and opacity to yield successful pants. I kicked off the early summer season by making some much-needed navy sateen pants.  My favorite navy pants, in stretch pique, have become […]

Trying out hems on my denim capris.

Eureka! Capris for Summer

This spring I realized that I am down to 2 pairs of capri pants, only one of which I actually like.  I am especially sad that my favorite pair of denim capris has gone missing; they had the perfect degree of stretch and were well broken in, soft and comfy without sagging.  Obviously the time […]

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