Last Wednesday I was doing my volunteer shift at Swift Waters and a customer I know happened to come in on her way to the Peace Vigil. She was wondering if I ever made loose elastic waist or drawstring pants. Her husband had been looking for a pair.
What a question she asked. My relationship to pants is a long one. If you have ever wondered, “Why can’t she just make pants?” you have only scratched the surface of why I design and do the quirky things I do. If you’re really good, I’ll tell you one day.
All this happened over the Holiday. I wanted to make Mark a pair of pants. Mark has been asking me for a pair all this semester. He only had one pair he would wear to work and I didn’t have a pattern I liked.
In this business I depend on Mark a lot for input in my Mens’ line. (One of the aspects of why I design as I do: my Muse’s taste.) I pump him for design ideas. What kind of pocket is he looking for? Why don’t you like drawstring pants? How long should I make the crotch length? Do you want a cargo pocket? You see where I am going with this. I take Mark’s opinion seriously when it comes to Fit and Function in Mens’ Clothing .
And here they are. A good midweight twill. Same fabric as the Murph actually. The belt is built in. I goes around the entire waist and tightens with a side release buckle. And I love the pocket detail.
This is the First Sample and you can look forward to me perfecting the pattern.
Here’s to a Good New Year full of many New Designs and New Inspiration.