The waistband is sewn with the legs sandwiched between. I figured that if ever I made new drawers, I could use this waistband. Having just one line of stitching to remove makes that easier! I used fabric loops instead of buttonholes because my handmade buttonholes are atrocious, my machine-made buttonholes are unreliable, and I can easily remove the loops later when I redo these drawers.
The legs overlap and are attached in the front by a few inches of surprisingly neat stitching.
|The bottom button could've been placed lower...oh well.|
|The back also gapes a bit.|
The Challenge: #4 Under It All
Fabric: Poly-Cotton blend for the waistband, cotton curtains for the legs
Notions: Embroidery floss, 2 purple buttons, single-fold bias tape, thread
How historically accurate is it? 50% -- They're not made with enough fabric, and the fabrics have synthetic content. If you squint from a distance, they might look decent.
Hours to complete: Not sure--it was worked on during short bursts during the semester
First worn: For pictures
Total cost: $0 -- All stash materials