Added Nov 28, 2010
Two pairs of new pants for my son, recycled from my husband’s old pants.
The pattern is self-drafted with the help of a vintage 1970 book, Pattern Drafting vol. II. I drafted a basic straight pants pattern and then made several changes to it. The waistline is lowered, the legs are slimmed down, and I also made the usual shapes for jeans: hip yokes, slanted front pockets, and back pockets.
I reused the zipper, zipper fly, pocket linings, back pockets, belt carriers, and waistband with its button and buttonhole from my husband’s pants for the new pants. The second pants also reused the small pocket in front pockets and one of the original back pocket with added topstitching in the shape of big X. The other back pocket is fake, it is only an outline stitching in the shape of pocket. The new pants has elastic with buttonholes so they is adjustable. I saved the elastic from my son’s old pants. Nothing is wasted here!
Love the result! The fit is perfect in my opinion, and since the fabric has been used and worn, they already have these lovely marks and lines on them.
also blogged here
My husband’s old pants