We're going to have pant-shaped pants by the end of today! :)


Sewing the inseam is similar to how the gusset was attached in previous steps. 

Open the inseam of the front legs so they are as flat as possible. You will see there is a slight peak where the two front pieces meet at the crotch.
With the right sides together, match the center of the gusset with the front crotch seam and pin.
Ease the edges of the gusset and back legs to match the front inseam. It may feel a little awkward at the gusset because you are matching two different curves together. The fabric may bubble in some spots but that is ok! 


Your pinning may look similar to this image from pinning the gusset to the back inseam in previous steps.





Sew the inseam.


Finish the seam allowances in your preferred method toward the gusset and back legs. 


I did the stitch and serge seam finish. I then pressed the seam allowance all toward the gusset and back legs. 



Then, I did two rows of stitching along the seam to match the other areas of topstitching.




With the right sides together, match the front and back together at the side seams. Pin. Stitch. Finish the seam allowances together or separately.


If you finished the seam allowances together, press the majority of the leg seam allowances towards the front leg. At the front side pocket press the seam allowances towards the back. 


If you finished the seam allowances separately, press the seam allowances open until you get to the front side pocket seam allowances. Press both seam allowances toward the back. 


There will be a slight twist in the seam allowances where it transitions from being pressed from the front to the back. 



Using topstitching thread, edgestitch along the back side seam from the waist to the bottom of the front pocket. This is to help reinforce this area and keep the seam allowances going toward the back.

If you included a hammer loop, you can either stitch over it if your fabric is not too bulky, or can stitch underneath it. 


July 09, 2023 — Adrianna Aguirre