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-Make Nine 2020 -
Hi, Kerry here 🙌with my finished #m7445 trousers. This pattern worked well for me especially as a way to get trousers into my me-made wardrobe: these are my only pair I don’t even have any jeans! To achieve the right fit it is a constant game of try on, adjust baste/tack, try on repeat, until happy. I have a basting stitch setting on my #bernina1030 which was invaluable. Construction is straightforward, it’s fitting that takes time.

I opted for the faced waistband which ended up hitting me quite low so I used a fractionally shorter seam allowance.

I added a concealed zip in the side seam - tips on that coming up on Tuesday!  I reduced the leg length at the hem by just under 1”/2.5cm, I’m 5’5”/164cm height.

Some tips and fitting info for this pattern a few posts back in our grid. It’s a pattern that will need fitting at the side seams each time as it will vary according to the fabric used. Using a fabric with a tiny bit of stretch would be recommendation- our ‘Creek’ denim would work, as would our ‘Capsule Suitings’, ‘Semester’ navy cotton sateen and ‘Lakeshore’ stretch cotton drill.

I added some extra finishes on the inside: Hongkong finish on the waistband facing, binding on the trimmed crotch seam, binding on the zipper end- all in Liberty lawn scraps. ✂️On the pockets, I used a thinner non stretch denim scrap for the facing. 
This pattern is now out of print, found mine on eBay. It’s a great base for a wide legged trouser.

There will be more and I’d like to try out a rounded pocket, adding a waistband and & other variations. These have already been in constant wear since finished🙌 l’m onto my next #makenine item now❤️
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-Make Nine 2020 - Hi, Kerry here 🙌with my finished #m7445 trousers. This pattern worked well for me especially as a way to get trousers into my me-made wardrobe: these are my only pair I don’t even have any jeans! To achieve the right fit it is a constant game of try on, adjust baste/tack, try on repeat, until happy. I have a basting stitch setting on my #bernina1030 which was invaluable. Construction is straightforward, it’s fitting that takes time. I opted for the faced waistband which ended up hitting me quite low so I used a fractionally shorter seam allowance. I added a concealed zip in the side seam - tips on that coming up on Tuesday! I reduced the leg length at the hem by just under 1”/2.5cm, I’m 5’5”/164cm height. Some tips and fitting info for this pattern a few posts back in our grid. It’s a pattern that will need fitting at the side seams each time as it will vary according to the fabric used. Using a fabric with a tiny bit of stretch would be recommendation- our ‘Creek’ denim would work, as would our ‘Capsule Suitings’, ‘Semester’ navy cotton sateen and ‘Lakeshore’ stretch cotton drill. I added some extra finishes on the inside: Hongkong finish on the waistband facing, binding on the trimmed crotch seam, binding on the zipper end- all in Liberty lawn scraps. ✂️On the pockets, I used a thinner non stretch denim scrap for the facing. This pattern is now out of print, found mine on eBay. It’s a great base for a wide legged trouser. There will be more and I’d like to try out a rounded pocket, adding a waistband and & other variations. These have already been in constant wear since finished🙌 l’m onto my next #makenine item now❤️ • • • #clothspot #m7445 #makenine #makenine2020⠀ #makeninechallenge⠀ #palmerpletsch⠀⠀ #clothspotsewingtip #tissuefitting #fitforrealpeople #simplicitymccalls #memadeeveryday #memadewardrobe #handmadewardrobe
-Clothspot Sewing Tip-
We’re sharing our top ten tips for working with viscose this week. We have a plethora of woven viscose prints including this one, ‘Leaf Fall’, available Friday. Viscose is such a cool & drapey fibre & fabric to wear but it does need careful handling.
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1️⃣ Prewash your fabric to avoid viscose. It’s a fibre that needs a gentle heat 30 degrees and machine cycle.
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2️⃣Take your time! Cutting viscose cannot be rushed, it will only end in 😢😤.
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3️⃣Lay the fabric out flat- if it’s over hanging a table, support the excess on a share so it doesn’t drag or slip off. Better still, work in small sections.
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4️⃣Choose sharp, fine pins📍 to avoid snagging. Entomology pins are ideal!  Using lots of pins when prepping for sewing can make stitching easier with viscose. (Pic 1).
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5️⃣ Pair & pin the slevedges together. (Pic 2).
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6️⃣Serrated sewing scissors✂️ are wonderful to use with slippery fabrics Including some viscose fabrics. The serrated blade grips the fabric as it’s cutting. Rotary cutting is a good option for cutting too.
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7️⃣Leave the pattern pieces pinned to the fabric until you need them.
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8️⃣Block fuse interfacing. It’s more accurate than cutting fabric & interfacing separately.
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9️⃣Use a new machine needle, a sharp or microtex size 70 works well.
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🔟Spray starch can help with fiddly construction like collars & cuffs. (Pic 3).
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Remember you can bookmark our top tips and keep them in a collection🗝
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Any tips you’d like to add? Share away in the comments!
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 #clothspotsewingtip #clothspot #clothspotsewingtip #sewingtip #sewingtips #sewingwithviscose #sewingnotions #dressmakingtools  #sewingtipsandtechniques #sewingtipsandtricks
-Clothspot Sewing Tip- We’re sharing our top ten tips for working with viscose this week. We have a plethora of woven viscose prints including this one, ‘Leaf Fall’, available Friday. Viscose is such a cool & drapey fibre & fabric to wear but it does need careful handling. ⠀⠀ 1️⃣ Prewash your fabric to avoid viscose. It’s a fibre that needs a gentle heat 30 degrees and machine cycle. ⠀⠀ 2️⃣Take your time! Cutting viscose cannot be rushed, it will only end in 😢😤. ⠀⠀ 3️⃣Lay the fabric out flat- if it’s over hanging a table, support the excess on a share so it doesn’t drag or slip off. Better still, work in small sections. ⠀⠀ 4️⃣Choose sharp, fine pins📍 to avoid snagging. Entomology pins are ideal! Using lots of pins when prepping for sewing can make stitching easier with viscose. (Pic 1). ⠀⠀ 5️⃣ Pair & pin the slevedges together. (Pic 2). ⠀⠀ 6️⃣Serrated sewing scissors✂️ are wonderful to use with slippery fabrics Including some viscose fabrics. The serrated blade grips the fabric as it’s cutting. Rotary cutting is a good option for cutting too. ⠀⠀ 7️⃣Leave the pattern pieces pinned to the fabric until you need them. ⠀⠀ 8️⃣Block fuse interfacing. It’s more accurate than cutting fabric & interfacing separately. ⠀⠀ 9️⃣Use a new machine needle, a sharp or microtex size 70 works well. ⠀⠀ 🔟Spray starch can help with fiddly construction like collars & cuffs. (Pic 3). ⠀⠀ Remember you can bookmark our top tips and keep them in a collection🗝 ⠀⠀ Any tips you’d like to add? Share away in the comments! . . . #clothspotsewingtip #clothspot #clothspotsewingtip #sewingtip #sewingtips #sewingwithviscose #sewingnotions #dressmakingtools #sewingtipsandtechniques #sewingtipsandtricks