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How to Create Tailored Trousers

Photo: Jack Deutsch

Menswear tailoring is often perceived as stuffy, mannish, and out-of-date, but the truth is, it's as feminine, fresh, and stylish as you make it.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.

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