The pattern and tutorial Laura has created are incredibly thorough. I’ve sewn a ton of dresses and tops but not many pants, and this is my second zip fly. It went without a hitch and the end result is so professional. Now, I won’t try to say this is a quick or easy sew. This took me a week of work in small bursts because I felt like if I tried to churn it out I was going to make errors.
I chose to make hearts for the back pocket details. You can still see some of the yellow wax pencil I used to mark my stitching lines, but that will wear or wash off. This is a fun area to really customize the look of your jeans. I gave Arden a few choices and obviously the hearts won – I mean, she’s five right?
To give you an idea of the great finished in the instructions, I thought it would be fun to show the pants inside-out. Flat-felled inside, rear rise, and yoke seams, serged edges, bar tacking, and buttonhole elastic in the waistband are some of the professional aspects in these pants. I will definitely be making more of these, though I might be checking out the half-fly option next time!
To finish, I gave a try at a multiple exposure shot. I think I still need more practice, but it’s not too bad, right? But the jeans are fabulous!