I’ve just finished another pair of trousers for Sirio yesterday. I’ve used the same jeans pattern I drafted for the first pair, but changed the material to a thinner polyester twill (which hopefully will be much more breathable for the coming summer). This material is so much thinner than the previous cotton twill gabardine that it makes the trousers seem to have gotten a fair bit bigger.
Anyway being breathable is what important, right?
I salvaged the old zipper from his old pair of jeans and reused it for this trousers. Since they have fly, it doesn’t matter so much if the zipper is blue and not brown.
Sirio said he prefers this thinner material because it’s lighter. He has already asked me to make a new pair of walking / tracking trousers from it for the future mountain trips.
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So apart from planning the culottes this long weekend, I’ve also made something new for Sirio. He’s been needing new pairs of jeans/trousers for a while now and I’ve just been too busy with TNLP/the shop to make him ones. Well, here they are finally! I’ve drafted the trousers pattern myself, based on basic jeans pattern referencing Patternmaking For Fashion Design by Helen J. Armstrong. The trousers came together pretty quickly (I’ve made them in one afternoon) and the pattern itself took a few hours to draft, but I did actually have to make the muslin twice for fitting.
I think they turned out great, and the sweetheart is pretty happy with his new pair of trousers. The fabric is cotton twill gabardine, which I found at a bargain price of €2/m! It has a soft and semi-velvety feel, which is very comfortable. I´ve given the trousers alot of ease at the crotch, since Sirio is going to be cycling around in them a lot. I´ve made pockets extra big (he still reckons they need to be bigger), so he can fit his wallet and mobile phone in them comfortably.
With Sirio being ‘anti-camera posing’, I had to try to capture some natural shots out of him! I hope you can see the trousers ok. I am very happy with them, and another pair is on its way! Smiley faces all around!
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