Hello! I’m Sara here with a sew-along video for another great pattern: The Pomona Pants by Anna Allen Clothing! What drew my attention to the Pomona Pants was their simplicity of style and comfort, thanks to the elastic waist. There are three views for this pattern and my favorite is view A – I already made four! This is my first pair of Pomona Shorts and I’m inviting you to sew along with me, even if you’re a super beginner, as this pattern is a perfect way to sew your first elastic bottom piece.
I strongly recommend you to watch the video, especially with some of details that you might not understand with simple writing instructions.
The sewing machine I have:
Bernette B37 Swiss Design Computerized Sewing Machine
LDH Scissors and thread snip
The items I always use for my sewing project
Tailor’s Chalk Pencil
Poly Sewing Thread
Lightweight Fusible Interfacing
Let’s get started
Use 1/2″ seam allowance unless otherwise stated
Pomona Shorts and Pants Pattern from Anna Allen Clothing Sewing Patterns, Elastic, Wooven Fabric
*I wrote W on the wrong side of the fabric for less confusion
2 Pants (Mirrored)
Fold 1/2″ then 1″ of the top edge and press WST (Wrong Side Together)
Fold 1/2″ on all outer edges and press WST
Pin the Pocket to the preferred position on the right side of Pants
**When pinning, facing the head outwards makes sewing smoother
**To create a neater and more professional look, sew as close to the edge as you can
2. Assemble Pants
Match the front and back crotch of the Pants and pin RST (Right Side Together)
Sew and serge
Pin the Front and Back at the inseam
Sew from the center to the bottom
Fold 1/2″ then 2 1/4″ to make a casing for the elastic and press
Leave an opening for the elastic and edgestitch/topstitch
Insert the elastic into the opening
Sew the edges of the elastic to join together (Straight or zigzag stitch)
**Check that the elastic is flat around the entire waist before sewing
If the sizing is good, close the opening
Distribute the gathers evenly
Sew two parallel lines of the stitches around the waistband
Use a longer stitch length and stretch the elastic as you sew
**Stitch Length 3.5-4
Double-fold the hem, press, and edgestitch/topstitch WST
And that’s brings us to the end of the Pomona Shorts. Once you have made the shorts, you’re ready to cut larger pieces of fabric for the Pants as well as try the other views. They are perfect for the summer months and I hope you love them as much as I do!
Alright! That’s it for today! Thanks for reading and I will see you in the next post!
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