Firstly and(it should be obviously)put the zipper in on your left hand side!
I plead a poorly child,wakeful baby and lack of sleep .....
Today I finished my second pair of Lisette Portfolio Pants. This pair fits me!
I did have to tweak the pattern a little,I went with the size 14,but took the waist into the size 10 and tapered out to the 14 over the thigh.
|Cutting out a third pair-the adjusted pattern front|
For the back,I went back to the 12 at the side seam and took a little from the centre back and made the darts a little larger. Not a great deal of change,but it made such a difference to the fit.
|Just a little adjustment to the back.|
For those of us used to the lovely instructions in the oliver+S patterns the zipper instructions may appear a bit wanting .....
This is my interpretation-following the pattern.
Fold and press your seam allowances as directed by the pattern and stitch the first side of your zipper in place. It should look like this(but remember,I put my zipper on the wrong side)!
|Stitching one side of the zipper.|
After this step,following the pattern,pin and then baste the other side in place.
Now I am not a huge fan of basting,but I would really recommend it for this step!
|The basted zip|
|Zipper neatly under the flap|
|Stitch halfway down and stop and lift your presser foot.|
|Finish stitching with the zipper closed|
|The finished zipper|
I hope that is useful to someone ..... starting my third pair tomorrow,must get my zip in the correct side this time!