From the Seamripper
Thanks to Josh and John Paul for allaying any fears that Joey’s mother might have had about our group. When she came to pick up her son from our fearsome clutches, John Paul was on the floor cutting fabric, and Josh was at the ironing board, and fabric was everywhere. Since this method of just calling me and coming over to sew seems to be working, I’ll leave it like this (So declares the Silver Key). Since the last time I offered a sewing workshop and lugged my machine and a ton of gear to campus no one showed up. For those who are interested in sewing something up, my number is (805) 898-9767. Until the next frantic sewing session (Remember, Coronation in one week!!!). By the way, I’ve discovered that my machine is quite picky about its bobbins, so bring the clear plastic ones!
Yours in service to the dream, Kachigatai Kitsune (aka Michelle Manke).
The following is the pattern for drawstring pants, which Joey can model. Try not to pick a wool blend fabric, though.
- From A to B – half the back waist measurement, plus two inches.
- From B to C – waist to crotch measurement, plus two inches.
- From C to D 3 inches.
- From D to E inside leg seam, just draw a line to reach F.
- From E to F half ankle circumference measurement plus 3 inches.
- From A to F waist to ankle measurement plus 3 inches for the waistband, and two more for the hem.
|Fold fabric in half, then in half again. Shaded fabric is print side.
||You’ll end up cutting through all 4 layers.|
Remember, you can always cut fabric off, but you can’t add more fabric, which is why the generous seam allowances. Plus, you don’t want these pants to be too tight, especially for the fighters. For a drawstring, any type of cording that looks particularly period – your full waist measurement plus an extra foot for ties.