An Alternative

I handed my mom her last piece of Liberty fabric and asked her what she wanted out of it. She couldn’t decide so I blurted out the options; dress, shirt, skirt, trousers. She paused for quite a while, then said trousers. I think I’ve only made my mom trousers once and this was when I was back in UK. I don’t have an overlocker in Malaysia which is why I usually steer clear of trousers, but on a recent trip to the haberdashery store, I bought packets of bias binding for only 15 pence (there was 2.5 meters in a packet) and I thought that I might as well use that instead of paying the shop quite a lot just to overlock the edges.

Instead of a bog standard trousers, I decided to experiment with the basics. I started by omitting the waistband on the trousers.

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The next step was moving the opening from the centre front to the side in a form of a concealed zip.

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You must probably be thinking about the finishing on the waist especially since there is no waistband. Well, there still is a waistband just in a form of a facing which I fused with some fusing to give it some structure.

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The result of the bias bonded edges looks really good. Thinking about it, the seams could even be sewn with the bias binding facing outside as a design feature.  

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That’s all my mom’s Liberty fabric used up. I’ve ordered some more from Liberty and will decide what to make for her when I get back to UK. At the moment, she has told me not to make anymore as she has lost count of what clothes I have made for her and wants to wear those she has not worn for a while first. So I guess I will turn my attention back to sis.

I wish Dad was still here so I could make some shirts for him too.

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About syvyaw

Eat, sleep and think Fashion.

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