Friday, May 22, 2009

Pants - with piping

It took me some samples on the piping before I had the courage to decide I would make my Vogue 1066 pants with piping. I had two sorts of piping. One a thinner piping, with no separate cord in the middle. The other the more classic bias piping with cord.

The thinner variety was difficult to work with, certainly for me as I do not have experience with piping. I also tried how it would be if I only used topstitching (3rd from above). Didn't like that with the stripes in this case.

Another difficulty for me were the points of the tabs. The pattern shows them as sharp angles, but I couldn't make them work properly. Which made me finally think that I had better make them round. At least easier and with the bias tape with cord it was relatively easy from there.

A picture from the front pinned on my dressform. Hope to finish them this weekend, it's pretty straightforward from now on, I already inserted the zipper.


  1. Wow, that piping looks fantastic

  2. The pants will look wonderful. The piping detail adds to the great style of these pants.I have this pattern and love this style.
    Will look forward to seeing yours made up.

  3. Your samples look great, I love the look of that bold piping with the stripes. Just a hint for future angular piping, Kenneth King's book "Cool Couture" has some great instructions with very detailed pictures to get your piping to look sharp and all kinds of awesome. I've yet to try it, but I'm really looking forward to it when I do.

  4. Hello Sigrid,

    I know you said you weren't commenting much at the moment, but I was wondering if I could trouble you for some information. If you leave a comment on your own blog, I will come back and read it.

    I am looking for the pattern number for the Marfy pants reviewed in Threads 141. I followed along your knock-off, and I think I want to buy the pattern...only I can't find my Threads 141.

    Thanks, Katherine

  5. Katharine: it's number 1666, in Threads it was said it isn't on the site either, but that you can order by mailing to Marfy through their site.
    Strange way of selling your pattern in my opinion, but hope you will find a way to get it.

  6. Sigrid - amazing work on that piping. Love the look of it crossing over the pocket.

  7. The piping detail looks amazing! I can't wait to see the finished pants!!

  8. Such a smart detail - I love piping! Making the point into a round was the right thing to do, unless you're using a mini-piping.

  9. The piping looks so sharp! Can't wait to see the pants.

  10. Oh, I did these not too long ago. It's on my blog. Wish I'd used better material (red tag Joann's!) But they sure turned out nice. Looking forward to seeing yours.


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