This is the first time I made a pair of men’s pants! The fabric is delicious black linen that I bought in Swany, Kamakura. The width of the fabric is 145 cm, but there was only 1.1 m left, not enough for a full length pants. Fortunately, my husband is all into cropped pants now, he started to roll up his other pants, so here’s some real cropped pants for him!
I use Jochen pattern from Burdastyle, a basic men’s slacks pattern which leaves a lot of room for altering. Since I’m always nervous when making clothes for other people, I worked slowly and did several fittings to. After the fitting, I tapered the legs a little bit, about 1 cm on each side of the leg.
The black linen was not much, so I use blue nani IRO double-gauze fabric for pocket and waistband linings. They are leftover from this dress. I like how they are completely hidden when he’s wearing the pants, and can only be seen when he takes something out of the pockets (or takes the pants off). The double piping pockets were quite a challenge! But I think the results are quite acceptable. The fly zipper is okay, but the waistband is not as neat as I want it to be. I should practice more!
I don’t like things too tight around my waist, and it affects me when making clothes for other people. It turned out that things doesn’t work that way for men’s pants. Obviously! Actually the pants are not going to drop off his waist or anything, but he will be more comfortable if it hangs tighter. He wears the pants with a belt now, but next time, I will make the waist a little bit smaller and use stronger interfacings for the waistband.
These pictures were taken this morning when he went off to work. I personally think he’s looking good in those cropped pants! Itterasshai!