Lately I’ve been finding this new sewing/crafting hobby quite useful. I’ve been feeling much less restricted as I now have options I didn't have before. I can actually create my ideas! In the past I could only shop for what I wanted, and when I couldn't find what I was looking for, I would end up settling. I buy the next closest thing out of necessity, but always feeling unsatisfied. So if my pickiness with earmuffs led me to start Moobury, it was only a matter of time before this obsessiveness seeped into other aspects of my life.
In my spare time, I’ve been working on a series of at home projects that give me a good creative outlet. Bit by bit I’m creating the world I want to have around me.
My most recent d.i.y project was a pair of thai fisherman pants. It was a favor for a friend because he’s quite tall, and somehow all the pants available online are too short/one size fits all. #onesizedoesNOTfitall #tallpeopleproblems
Since I wasn’t able to find a good sewing pattern with detailed measurements online, they were either ugly or extremely vague, I ended up purchasing a cheap pair off Amazon. They fit me perfectly, cool, nothing’s going to waste. I proceeded to trace the outline of individual pieces onto kraft paper, and made my friend put on the pants (one size fits all right?). From there I measured which areas were short, what needed to be added, and extended the lines on my pattern as needed.
You will need about 3 yards of choice fabric or 2 yards for the bottom and 1 yard for the top if you want two colors. I used 2 yards of bottom weight wine red denim, and 1 yard black linen for the belt/wrap area. The benefit of custom making is being able to adjust the design to better suit your needs, in this case a more durable fabric (denim) was chosen and velcro pockets were added in. My friend wanted something that he could wear for the colder New England weather, and be functional for everyday use. Not bad for the first clothing item I've ever made.