Added Sep 7, 2010
First my buddy was absolutely thrilled to find this pattern, for he had gotten to know these pants on his last journey. But once we had the pattern it was kind of disillusioning.
After printing we sadly had to discover that the pattern was anything but accurate (among other things the waist turned out to be a bit too short for the circumference of the leg parts). The instruction was just as well “vague”. After cutting the parts I discovered another inconsistency (at least for me). Why was the crotch part much longer where it was to be sewn onto the corresponding counterpart? As you can see on the pictures, it doesn’t fit. To sew the side part onto the first parts, we were forced to sew on another line then the actual form of the crotch implied, also seen on a picture.
- Is it just me, do I get something wrong? Or did anybody else had problems with that crotch? -
Well, despite all those obstacle we finished the pants and they don’t look too bad. We used the selvedge, which has a nice little red thread as upper end of the waist part. We couldn’t find a fitting spot for the pocket, which suited the two draping techniques my friends use… so, hence with it.
… more to read about our ordeal and you’ll find some animations on how to drape those pants at my blog
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