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DIY Project: Tropical Trousers

inlandisland

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I made these trousers from a cream/white, open weave herringbone wool. They feature a zipper, button and double hook closure, slanted side pockets, double-welted back pockets, belt loops, two inch cuffs and lots of hand stitching. Total work time was in the range of 20-30 hours. These are actually a re-make - the first pair I made from this cloth had some fit issues, but these are much better... Fit pics will be added when I get the cance to take some.

The finished trousers:




Hand made button hole - still messy, but getting a little more uniform.


Hand sewn bar tacks on side pockets.


Slanted side pockets and double welted back pockets.


Closure and hand felled waistband.
 

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Consider this is your second pair of trouser, it is very good!

Did you use the machine much?
 

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Thanks. It's not my second pair ever - I've made a few - just my second try with this fabric. I use a machine for all the main seams, smaller parts and more difficult to access seams I do by hand.
 

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I can tell the fabric is rather hard to handle isn't it? But I must say pretty nice work.
 

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Thanks again - The fabric was not bad to work with, it just required the right prep. Since it is a fairly open weave, breathable fabric, I used pinking shears to prevent ravelling and some fusing on the areas that needed extra strength.
 

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Here are a few pictures to provide some context on the fit:









 

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They look a bit tight in the rear and hips, but obviously that is a great work for someone who isn't even a tailor.
 

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