It's been a long time since I've posted a tutorial here. In honor of Oktoberfest, a lederhosen tutorial! Well, the cheap and easy way to do it anyway.
You could rent costumes like my sister and her boyfriend...or just grab a long sleeve t-shirt and an iron!
1/8 yard of black cotton
1/8 yard fusible web
Sewing machine with a zig zag stitch
1/4 yard of German Awesomeness
Step 1: iron t-shirt and black fabric
Step 2: according to the package instructions, apply the fusible web to the black fabric only
Step 3: draw out 2 suspenders pieces. You may need to measure these on your model to fit properly. Draw out the shape for the yoke.
Step 4: cut out these shapes
Step 5: peel off backing, place black shapes on t-shirt and iron to securely fasten.
You could be done at this point if you don't have time for the sewing machine. We all know how lederhosen emergencies just can't wait some times! You could get a fabric pen or puff paint and draw on the black part.
Proceed if you have sewing potential:
Step 6: stitch around all pieces with a zig-zag stitch
Step 7: Put the feed dogs down on your sewing machine and move the fabric around to create a design or write your name.
Step 8: Use your German Awesomeness or borrow some to make this Oktoberfest the best!
Also posted on my blog: http://stitchriprepeat.blogspot.com/2009/10/oktoberfest-lederhosen-tutorial.html