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zissou

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I have some deadstock red Pendleton wool twill that I was going to turn into an overshirt with Ventile panels (yoke, elbows, etc.). I realized that I should have bought the Ventile in "weathered red", which is a much better match.
 

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I usually end up dragging/uploading photos from my computer again if I want to crosspost. Anyway great job on the jeans. And I want that ventile but really I'll just end up patching jeans with it or something. You could make a bag?
 

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Noob question, I need to let out the hem on pants and was wondering if it was as simple as:

1) use a seam ripper to undo the stitching
2) steam it to help close the holes
3) iron to get rid of the fold

I looked at some resources online and a lot of them mention stitching fabric on the inside hem for what I assume is added weight for it to fall properly. Is this necessary? I'm letting out all the fabric from the hem. Thanks.
 

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@Timbaland maybe i'm not understanding, but when you seam rip the hem stitching, the folded fabric you'll be revealing will be unfinished and will thus fray. if that's what you want, then you're all set, yes.

also, does steaming close stitch holes? if that works, cool.
 

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@Timbaland maybe i'm not understanding, but when you seam rip the hem stitching, the folded fabric you'll be revealing will be unfinished and will thus fray. if that's what you want, then you're all set, yes.

also, does steaming close stitch holes? if that works, cool.
Thanks! I didn't think about the fabric being unfinished. That's probably the reason why they stitch fabric on the inside.

Yea steaming and ironing will help close or minimize stitch holes.
 

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