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Lace up fly?

educo | Posted in Patterns on

How do I alter my pattern for a lace up fly zipper instead of a regular one? I know that section will be exposed as there would be no “fly” per se, I know it’s probably alot simpler than I think, but isn’t there some kind of placket for coverage?



  1. jjgg | | #1

    where is this lace up fly? pants? do you have a picture?
    I've never heard of a lace up fly, please elaborate.

  2. starzoe | | #2

    Think of the zipper part on a pair of bluejeans. I am sure the inside placket idea was used for lace-up convenience.

    1. educo | | #3

      yeah, something like this:

      1. jjgg | | #4

        ok, you will have to face one side, and put an underlap on the other side.here is one of the best tutorials I've ever seen on putting in a fly front zipper, You would just not use the zipper, and where it reffers to folding under just 3/8 inch on the right front, you would fold under the 5/8 inch. This way they would meet at center front.http://sewtrue.blogspot.com/2006/11/come-fly-with-me-fly-front-zipper.html Or, you can cut on the facings and just fold them back, Play with it, it can't be too hard

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        ThreadKoe | | #5

        Another option would be a Modesty panel, similar to what is used in the back of corsets.  Cathy

      3. Teaf5 | | #6

        While the other posters have good ideas for a true lace-up closing, on that particular pair of shorts, it's probably purely decorative. The side panels are stretch knit--perhaps even neoprene--so the shorts are probably pull-on. The lacing is just two rows of eyelets on either side of the center front seam with a cord pulled through it.Lacing is a wonderful look, but real laced closures--which gap and bulge-- don't work particularly well for modern folks who have to change quickly (and alone) and who don't wear layers and layers of decorative outerwear underneath the laced corset, vest, or pants. Anyone who wears period clothing can tell you about how lacing pulls and stretches as you move, unless you have it strapped so tight that you cannot bend or breathe.On the most elaborate outfits with lacing up the back or front, you'll find an invisible zipper along a side seam.

        1. educo | | #7

          Maybe that's what I'll do, keep it decorative and add an invisible zipper on the side!

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