Having just completed my first ever pair of from scratch trousers; which also happened to include my first ever fly front zip; I have been perusing the interweb (thanks for your recommendations for tutorials, btw. Some of which are included here 😉 in a bid to improve on my first attempt at a fly front. (It was OK, but not great;). The method detailed in my pattern was, from what I can gather, the “proper” method. That is to say, one where the fly components are cut as seperate pieces. Fuddled my brain a bit if I’m honest! But wait! There is another method; Hurrah!! And one which appeals to my simplistic brain and lazy gal inclinations rather more than the method I just tried. That’s the method I’ll be trying next I think! So, I thought I’d share what I found here with you. Some of these tutes feature the method with the seperate fly pieces, some feature the “easier” (in my humble opinion) method that involves the fly sections being merely extensions of the front pattern pieces:
Do sewers fall into two distinct camps I wonder? One side favouring the “proper” method and the rest opting for the “easy” way out, lol?! To my mind, there’s more than one way to skin a cat and whatever gets me the best result (preferably with the least amount of swearing) get’s my vote!