I'm making the pants 39" long so there will be more poof and the fabric is 60" side so that will be 30" for each leg (again the poof factor)
I'll make the lower leg part longer by at least 1", but he liked the fit around so I will not change that.
2-1-11 Today I'm cutting the fabric and starting the sewing:
First the prep:
cut out the strip 2" wide fold in half and pull inside out...what a *&^%$# (make 2)
I double folded the edges on the lower leggings
I double folded the edges for the lower legs and single folded the waist part
Then the sewing:
using french seams made up the bottom leg portions. Align the seams to the inseam.
sew up the leg from bottom to top of crotch. Will hand sew seam allowances. (since I used the salvage edge I don't have to)
Gather bottom of leg to upper leg. (I based a thread throught the fabric and then hand gathered the material) Gather evenly around and making sure seams align and the right sides are together. (made that mistake!)
Sew bottom of leg to upper leg. Add the strings. (double stitch it on)
A gathered leg.
2-1-11 Got most of the pants put together. Tomorrow the top w/ drawstring and the gusset.
Will sew the gusset in first then the crotch seams, but making sure I leave the front unsewn to provide a slit which will remain open. Handfinish the inside gusset seam
Then sew the drawstring casing with the drawstring in place. I'm sewing the drawstring in place at the back. It will not slip out that way nor become uneven.