I made a pair of cordurory pants from scratch as a respite from studying during exam week. They came out quite well.
I used a patterned fabric to make deep front pockets, and to decorate the back pockets. Once again, I used another pair of my pants as a pattern. As my first pair of pants were too large, and the second pair were a bit too tight, I used a moderately sized pair of pants for a pattern to create pants that fit me just right. Sadly, after I washed them, they shrank significantly: about 1.5 inches shorter, and now they fit me snuggly around the upper legs.
Looking at these pants and the last two, you can really see my learning-curve.
I made some plastic-bag rainboots from my imagination. The idea for using plastic bags came from an article in the latest Craft
Click here to see the process of making these!
I made some fleece slippers from this website
for Trevor. They are lined with a plaid fleece and the outside is a higher quality gray fleece. I put hot glue on the bottoms for traction.
I made a second pair of jeans with fabric from Britex Fabrics in San Francisco (what an exciting store!). This pair fits me better than the first pair did. I used a tighter pair of jeans as the model, which probably helped. Also, I had some experience from the previous pair, so everything went a little quicker and smoother.
The front is remarkably normal looking, which I like. But the pocket insides, which you can't see here, are from a blue and white flowered sheet and are really pretty.
I made some pants from scratch! I'm really excited about them -- this is the first big step towards making all my own clothes. Pants are probably the hardest of any daily clothing, so knowing I can do this is exciting.
I used another pair of jeans that fit me well as a template, but didn't take any measurements or anything. As a result the pants fit well, but need a belt just in case. Oh well — it will be better next time.
I accidentally sewed the pocket to the bottom of the pant leg in the early stages, so I just cut it out and sewed it up to the top. The patch looks pretty cool, though -- almost if I did it on purpose!
I am taking a few backpacking trips this quarter, and I need fleece pants (because they are warm when wet). I woke up this morning and decided the best way to get cheap fleece pants was to just go to JoAnns, buy some fleece, and make some pants. So, that's what I did. These easy pants were made from a pair of sweat pants as pattern, and a piece of t-shirt as tie. They are comfy and look pretty good!