I see by your outfit you’re a gangsta…
Ok, maybe not. But I’m reaching the tail end of the MPB Sew-Along and a few things I’ve learned:
1) Gutermann topstitching thread is EVIL. It shreds and tangles and chews on itself and in short, behaves like embroidery floss. Also, they only give you 33 m per spool. WTF Gutermann? I bought 2 spools and now need a third to finish.
2) I didn’t trim down my waistband seam allowances enough and hence will need to use hooks and eyes rather than a button to finish. My machine flat out refuses to do buttonholes in fabric over a certain thickness. Duly noted for next time.
3) I still need a full seat adjustment. I guess that’s in the works for another pair of pants.
4) These pants make me look totally gangsta. I’m pretty sure that’s not the look McCall’s was going for (but maybe they were. It’s hard to tell from the pictures sometimes if they’re yanking your chain). The back pockets are low and the legs are extremely baggy. It’s an interesting look. I might even wear them outside and risk getting shot.