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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 […]

Invisible Zipper in Pants

A few months ago, we published a blog post with step-by-step instructions for inserting a lapped zipper in Eureka! Pants that Fit.  Being equal opportunity sewists, this month we are featuring step-by-step instructions for inserting an invisible zipper into your Eureka! Pants.*  An invisible zipper is an elegant finish to dressier pants.  Invisible zippers are […]

Pants Progress

Sewing pants was the focus of 3 participants at our Sew! Let’s Get Dressed Retreat last week.  Each had a different focus because their pants needs and sewing skills were different, but each left having made great progress on their Eureka! Pants journey. Let’s start with Sarah’s story.  She has very little sewing experience but […]

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