Thanks to everyone for the compliments/encouragement.
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Thanks - I love Jeffery's blog and check for updates daily... indeed, these were cotton, and I probably won't try wool until I've had more success with cotton. I am a little afraid of taking on iron work though... I think it's a bridge I'll just have to cross when I get to it.
Originally Posted by emptym
They look great. Thanks for posting this. Let me know when you're ready to make for others!
Originally Posted by DerekS
wow. VERY good work. The only thing that i MAY change would be the rise....but thats just personal preference. When you start making em for teh masses....lemme know. really impressive!
That could be a looong time... I don't know if I could do it based on measurements alone without the opportunity to do trial fittings... Maybe one day - who knows... but I'm sure you could learn to do it in the meantime.
Originally Posted by J Darnielle
Can you suggest a good place to start for an absolute beginner?
Originally Posted by VelvetGreen
OP, tell us how to get involved.
Yes - the first step is to get frustrated with the fit of everything you buy in the store. The second step is to be a cheap bastard who doesn't want to pay for alterations on every piece of clothing you buy. The next step is to start doing some research and to buy a used sewing machine that does a decent straight stitch and zig-zag stitch and learning how to use that. Then, spend a few months to a year altering all the clothes you have until you're happy with them (or they've been completely ruined and are unsalvegable). At that point you'll be equipped to decide whether or not you want to pursue making something from scratch, or not. An interesting thing for me has been that as I do alterations on existing garments, I start thinking - "It would be easier to just make this from scratch". Try it out and you're bound to see what I mean - and good luck if you do.