I love the design details included in BWOFs. They make the garments I sew look more like RTW and less like homemade. However, those details often present a challenge and elevate the pattern to 3 dots. These pants are a good example.
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The front pocket looks deceptively simple: self fabric flat piping at the top of the pocket and inserted into a dart. But, add BWOF's infamously translated directions and 2 hours of my Sunday morning were gone! I'm not complaining. These details are the reason I love BWOF so much. But, pictures would have helped. Halfway into the process it occurred to me, "This must be a three dot pattern." Doh! The process included careful slashing of the dart prior to sewing; sewing the piping while keeping the rest of the front out of the way; and sewing the front unit to the yoke exactly on the same seam of the dart. Whew! My eyeballs were sore from reading and re-reading the directions. My bottom lip was swollen from being bitten in deep concentration. I have a bald patch from scratching my head.
But it's finished to my satisfaction.
Nothing boosts your confidence like a three-dot BWOF. I feel such a sense of accomplishment for having finished this. Having pictures included in the instructions would have really helped, but where's the challenge in that?