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Smoking Bottoms

Added Jan 2, 2012

by kelepso

Miami, Florida, ...






These are my favorite pants to date. I’ve entitled them “Smoking Bottoms” because they are inspired by vintage pants from the 1960’s.

This is my second attempt at making pants. For my first attempt I traced a pair of jeans that I owned to create the pattern and although the results were pretty cool, the crouch wasn’t very successful. Click here to see the Preppy Grunge Skinny Leg Pants project! Thanks to this video on YouTube, I learned how to properly attach a zipper to pants. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhLye8munk0&feature=BFa&list=FL1zbEKELtfsp0Vwjf8SzqVQ&lf=mh_lolz)

For this project, I drafted my own pattern based upon techniques I learned from a pattern making class and these pants have a skinny leg – indeed. I designed the pants with an overlapping waistband with a metal latch hook closure, but I found that the pants would slip off my waist a lot. Several months later I added belt loops for a better fit. Additionally, there are two welt pockets at the back. I only wished I added buttons to secure my wallet.

Although the material appears differently in the photographs, these pants are made of a medium weight linen, so they are very breathable. Additionally, the color and the style are classic, so they’ll be a part of my wardrobe for a very long time.

I first wore them on my vacation cruise last October.

Please visit my blog at http://ze-menswear.blogspot.com/

Material Notes

Linen, metal latch hook, button, interfacing




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear, Mod, Preppy

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    Jan 5, 2012, 01.23 AMby poppykettle

    These are hot – le smoking, in fact. Keep that pattern – its a winner!

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      Jan 5, 2012, 05.54 PMby kelepso

      Thank you poppykettle!

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    Jan 4, 2012, 06.55 PMby elguanche

    Great Stuff! Love it!

    Next time, I would make some thiner welt pockets ;)

    great great great!

    So long Basti

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      Jan 5, 2012, 05.55 PMby kelepso

      Thanks for the tip! :-)

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    Jan 3, 2012, 02.56 PMby laikadoll

    These are great! :)

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      Jan 3, 2012, 05.29 PMby kelepso

      Thank you laikadoll

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    Jan 3, 2012, 11.01 AMby martinK

    nice pants, nice shape! Good work! Enjoy wearing it.

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      Jan 3, 2012, 02.13 PMby kelepso

      Thank you again martinK!

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    Jan 3, 2012, 07.41 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    the fit of this pants is increadible. i am so impressed that this is your own pattern. congrats to you!!!

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      Jan 3, 2012, 02.14 PMby kelepso

      Thanks Ralf!

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    Jan 3, 2012, 06.52 AMby L.A. Berlyn

    Love these pants, and those silver shoes mister.

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      Jan 3, 2012, 02.14 PMby kelepso

      Thanks L.A. Berlyn. My shoes are actually black, the camera flash is deceiving.

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