Yes! Finally! I finished up those slacks (a mashup of KS 3267 and Jalie 2107) that I’ve been working on for my darling husband! I even learned something new while sewing these up: you CAN take a welt pocket back apart after you’ve cut it–if you’re vewy, vewy, caweful. 😉 The trick is to make sure that you restitch very close to the clipped corners, but that you don’t end up in the cut part…this sounds obvious, but it’s more tricky than you might think. The ridiculous part is that I was so afraid to take it apart that I tried every which way from Sunday trying to make it look like a welt pocket without taking it apart (I didn’t find an acceptable alternative method, BTW) when it was so much simpler just to take it completely apart and do it right. Sometimes I’m just a stubborn glutton for punishment, and I don’t know why.
And I have pictures! None of the recipient modeling them though, you get to see them on the lovely “floora” (freshly vacuumed even!) instead. 😛
Can you tell which pocket was the one that put me through my own personal hell? Me neither. 🙂
So, after that, I have to do my post project clean up and decide what to sew up next. I’m thinking a button-up blouse from Simplicity 7057 which I hunted down like it was…well, something that you hunt down, after seeing a picture of the envelope on Emily’s blog. I know, it was probably silly to chase it down over simply seeing the envelope cover, but well, raglan sleeves. I even have a crazy print to make a (hopefully) wearable muslin out of. It’ll either be awesome or awful….or a mix of both.
P.S. Do you think I used quite enough italics in this post? I must be feeling a bit
emphasized stressed. 😛
You are kind and brave to sew for your husband! I’ve yet to attempt it. They look good on the floor. The welt pockets look perfect now. I hope you hubby likes them too!
Absolutely undetectable! But next time photo khakis on a floor with more contrast so we can admire your handiwork even better 🙂
LOL! I didn’t think about that. I’ll see if I can get the hubster to pose with them on.
I’d be scared of redoing that welt pocket too. We do scary things with scissors.
Seconding the request to see the hubster model for us!