Struggle with NEM trousers

  • Struggle with NEM trousers

    Posted by Torek on November 24, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    I‘m currently practicing this pattern. I have a struggle with the facing… Not sure if I understood the instructions correctly… This is what I have now (See photo).

    The next step says „Sew the facing assembly to the top of the trousers along the center front and top edges, right sides together and matching seam lines.“

    I‘m also not sure in which way the assembly shall be sewn on the top edge. Do I have to lay it the way shown in my photo? I was confused as the assemly is slightly curved and therefore I wasn't sure about the correct placing. @Obsessive Costuming Dude (Alex) can you shed some light onto this? 😇

    Thanks in advance!

  • 4 Replies
  • Obsessive Costuming Dude (Alex)

    November 26, 2021 at 11:23 pm
    • 140 Posts

    The curve is because the trousers (like the human waist) are slightly higher in the back than the front.

    Your waistband facing assembly looks correct, although the orientation should be with the open/free ends flush with the center front of the trousers, and the center seam flush with the center back of the trousers.

    Basically, wrap around around the top edge of the trousers, right sides sides together and matching the seam lines (side front, side, side back, center back).

    Sew the facing assembly to the trousers along the top edge.

    Then, in separate stitches, sew the front edges of the trousers/facing assembly together.

    The only visual references I have handy are those already in the tutorial, but I did label the attached image to hopefully clarify for you. 🙂

    – Alex

  • Obsessive Costuming Dude (Alex)

    November 26, 2021 at 11:28 pm
    • 140 Posts

    It looks like the image didn't attach the first time for some reason? Hopefully it'll work this time.

  • Torek

    November 28, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Thanks so much Alex, I will give it a try now! I was not sure about the correct placement of the separate facing pieces…

  • Obsessive Costuming Dude (Alex)

    November 28, 2021 at 12:46 pm
    • 140 Posts

    Happy to help, Tom! 🙂

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