As summer is approaching, I’m reminded that my husband has been asking for a new pair of cropped pants since… several summers ago. His favorite pair were made four years ago, and were actually muslin for his jeans so it’s about time for a new pair.
Instead of using his much-tweaked jeans pattern, this time I’m using Jedediah pants pattern from Thread Theory, I got it as a part of Parkland Wardrobe Builder package that I bought sometime ago. Jedediah pants are described as “Chino-style trousers updated with a slim, casual fit, back yoke and stylish slash front pockets. These pants include two length options – knee length shorts with rolled cuff and full length trousers. They will wear well in a denim, corduroy or twill with the extra durability of flat fell seams. They could also be made in a lighter cotton or linen when sewn as summer shorts.”
When I made jeans for my husband, I made muslin and altered the pattern a lot to fit him. With this one, I just cut straigt size 32 and surprisingly they fit him quite well. I should have just used this pattern for all his pants!
The pattern is drafted very well with good instructions. But I have made several pants, so I didn’t really rely on the instructions. I noticed that the slash front pockets add a bit of bulk around the hip, so next time I’m going to change them to curved jeans-style pockets. This is my personal preference though. Other than that, there is nothing to complain about this pattern and I’m very satisfied with the result.
This is the second pattern from Thread Theory that I have made with satisfying result. The first one is this Stratchcona Henley T-shirt. Looks like I have found the perfect pattern company that makes basic menswear for my husband!
Making these pants was an exercise for me in making basic, wearable clothing. The fabric is black, the topstitching is black, the button and rivets are black, sooo boring. I was tempted several times to add some red label or other interesting detail but I was perseverant! So glad that I did, now my husband has a perfect basic shorts that he can wear with anything. Maybe I should make a pair of plain black pants for myself too.
That’s his face asking me, ‘Are you taking a picture of me holding this poop bag?’