red denim pants I made using Vogue 1325? I made them without belt loops. And I've regretted that decision for a few weeks now.
Out of the three versions I have made using this pattern, I only thought to add the belt loops to the last pair I made. But I quickly changed my mind when I realized that it would take years to turn over the carriers without the aid of a loop turner.
I'm sure I have one of those in my stash but don't ask me where. Sew, I did the next best thing. I made the belt loops wider. Instead of sewing them according to the pattern instructions, with a narrow seam allowance and turning them I just serged the edge. I then folded the finished edges over and top-stitched in place.
Despite the challenge and with the aid of the walking foot and jean-a-ma-jig, I think they turned out okay.