Last week I went to a wonderful lunch at a great little tearoom and noticed a woman wearing a pair of capris with an interesting back hem treatment. So today I am now wearing a pair with that same detail! The center back had a vent and it looked like it was two flaps that had been sewn to the pant leg above.
I prefer 3/8" seams because that is just the width of my standard presser foot.
I had decided to completely self face the flaps. They were sewn together with a seam at the center back and the hemline. I finished the top edge and side seams with the serger.
Once I stitched them to the bottom of the pants leg, I added some top stitching for reinforcement and visual interest.Funny how the flash so totally changed the color of the fabric in the one shot.
I think it took as long to finish the hem, sew on the waistband hook, take the pictures, and write this post as it did to sew the pants!
And now for the best part -- the fit ... they are sooo comfortable when they fit well.