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How to Create Tailored Trousers

Jun 24, 2013
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Menswear tailoring is often perceived as stuffy, mannish, and out-of-date, but the truth is, it’s as feminine, fresh, and stylish as you make it. Many techniques adapt beautifully to women’s garments. In this article from Threads #162, Judy Barlup and Joyce Simons Murphy selected two methods to share: how to add a welt pocket and how to construct a two-piece waistband. Our emphasis is easing alterations and eliminating bulk. The welt pocket is traditionally used on the back of men’s pants, but why hide it there? Move it to the front, and use it in place of the traditional slant pocket. It’s an example of a menswear method women can draw from in the name of style. By adapting some classic menswear tailoring techniques, you can improve the quality, appearance, and comfort of the pants you sew for yourself.

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