Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Court Jester: Pants Complete!

Today I finished both pairs of pants. For the bottoms, I added a band that also has a casing for ribbon. This way, the boys can cinch the hems in either above or below their knees.

First, I cut a band 4.5" by the circumfrence of the hem, plus 1.5". I hemmed the short edges (3/8" turned twice). I pressed 1/2" under along one long edge. Then I stitched the right side of the band to the wrong side of the pants, using a 1/2" seam.

Next I edgestitched pressed edge down, covering the previous stitching.

Lastly, I ran another row of stitching about 1/2" away, making a casing.

The finished pants! On to the tunics!


Cheryl said...

Wow Linda! What a process. You're a GODDESS!

New Mama said...

Those are gorgeous!

Micki said...

The pants turned out so nice! I can't wait to see everything together!!!

Linda said...

How adorable. You are going to take some action photos, right? I can't wait to see these. Be careful about doing such a fantastic job. ;) (I say that jokingly.) I can still remember all the hours making costumes for my daughter's school plays. Sometimes they felt like Broadway productions with all the work that went into the costuming alone. After work like this, you will surely be asked to help again until your kids are out of that school and then some.

Alexandra said...

How cool! I can't wait to see it all together! Your patience is amazing; my eyes crossed at the sight of all those diamonds.

Julie P. said...

COOL! can't wait to see the costumes when they are complete!