Remember my bragging?

About the extra yardage in the chocolate I purchased for pants?  Well, I sheepishly admit that I didn’t quite have enough width to cut the pants’ back through the crotch.

Brother.  I guess I’ll just have to piece it, I thought.  😦

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Well, I had more than enough cutting scraps left, so I knew I could solve the problem.

First, I made sure the edge of the pants piece was on the straight grain of the fabric.

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Then I lapped the extra piece (also cut on the straight grain) over the pants back 1/2” width because I only wanted my seam to be 1/4” total.

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Then I proceeded to finish cutting the pants back after pinning the patch to the rest of the piece.

Here it is stitched.

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And here are the pants with my piecework completed.  It will not be noticeable when I’m wearing them.

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I’m happy that I could salvage the pants with the cutting leftovers.  And next time I’ll be careful to carry on in a blog post about how much I can squeeze out of piece of fabric!

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