(blue argyle) and the piping (which is handmade real piping) cute reindeer on teal fabric which I love!
I have misplaced(yeah I know! how? if you seen my craft room you would understand!) my zipper foot so I wasn't able to the best job with the piping but I still love it! The back pocket is a first for stitch detail which I never bother doing, because- I'm a 'quick,easy,done. Sewist' but I think I'm converting, these details were a learning curve and yes, it took a bit longer and I only got to make one pair of pants last night in the time I usually would have banged out two plain (not detail) pairs. BUT I love them! My hubby isn't fussed on the mustache trend but I even got compliments on these pants, I feel so much more accomplished, like I've done my first 'real' pair of pants ha ha. Dramatic much! Ok anyway, the second pair I started today during nap time (until I ran out of thread and had to run to the shop) and am going to finish tonight now that all the bubbas are in slumber land! Anyway, since I forgot to even look for a zipper foot at the store (gah!) I decided I should try something a little different. So.... My faux piping was born, I am guessing its probably been done before but if you, like me haven't seen it then ill just say it doesn't exist and show you my how to! It's a great way to Finnish your clothes when you find yourself without cotton rope or a zipper foot, or both!
Firstly I cut a strip of contrast fabric, it's approx. 3/4" wide and the length is dependent on what your putting it on, I cut mine slightly larger than the top of the pocket:
And then level both at the top, right sides together and sew a 1/4" seam:
You should have a narrow strip along the top, move it up or down to resize your strip of fabric to make the 'piping' the size you want, and then:
Top stitch it!
Edit: Please see latest post for the pics of the boysies sporting their new clothes! :)