I can't believe this is week 5 already! Knowing that time is starting to run out I did a little bit of homework before the class this week. This included adding some darts and preparing for the back pockets.
In the end I only added one back pocket during the class, as I wanted to get the fly done too. I still have the option to add the second back pocket over the weekend if I want to. With the inside seam done and the two legs attached to each other, they are really looking like a pair of trousers now!
I also had two brand new experiences this week. I used the scary overlocker and I used the zipper foot on my sewing machine!
The overlocker is used on the raw edge of material to stop it fraying. It has a cutting tool which cuts as you sew and then something like 4 needles to do the sewing. Its a pretty scary machine, but the end results are really good.
|What the overlocker does|
I love my sewing machine. It does everything I want. When I bought it I deliberately bought one with a zipper foot, but as it didn't come with instructions and I've never needed it I had no idea how to use it. To swap the foot I was expecting a screw or something, but no! Its just a little button and the foot just drops off, it was sooooo easy!
So now I have a nearly pair of trousers with two front pockets, a back pocket and a fly. All that is left to do is add another back pocket if desired, sew up the outside legs, add the waist bands and hem the bottom of the legs. Easy!
I think I will need to do a little bit more homework this weekend if I want to finish them at next weeks class.