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matching stripes for sailboat pants

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    SarahGreen @moonglowmama

    I’ve got a great stripe for the sailboat pants- a heavy cotton with a thin grey stripe sewn into it.

    I understand about matching the pattern pieces to align the stripes of the pant legs, but I am wondering what will happen when I attach the “side-front” panel.

    I think I should use the notches to align the pattern piece to the same part of the fabric design, but I haven’t yet made these and worry it will be off by a smidge and look terrible.

    Any advice?

    mrskanuckles @mrskanuckles

    I cheated and turned mine the other way..

    Sailboat pants size 2T.

    I am not very good at aligning anything πŸ™

    Masha Richart

    That is what I did when I made mine too. (Hi, S!)


    Sigh, they still fit but she won’t wear them.

    SarahGreen @moonglowmama

    Those are both adorable! And just my kind of solution. (and Hello!! I’ve been thinking about you as I sew- so grateful you pointed me to O+S!)

    I didn’t remember seeing N in those… so stinkin’ cute! At least since she won’t wear them, they’ll be in good shape for the next kid.

    going now to finish the cutting. πŸ™‚

    Robin @Robin

    Hey, I have some linen sailboat pants my daughter won’t wear. I do love these pants.

    SarahGreen @moonglowmama

    Ugh, my girls better wear theirs!!! Y’all are making me nervous. πŸ™‚

    sayiamyou @maraya

    I would turn the stripes too, and love the examples. I’ve made these for my daughter several times over the years and love them on her. I plan on making some for my son too. I hope you have luck with your girls!

    sosew @sosew

    I just did this with some seersucker. I just cut the fabric randomly and then instead of aligning with the pieces as marked I shifted them slightly to get the stripes to line up.

    Since it was a thin stripe it worked fine. I sewed it in place and added decorative buttons to keep the alignment.

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