Wednesday, October 20, 2010

cargo mimicked

Hello everybody, I guess I'm on stream of pants-making!

 I made another pair of jeans in a grey stretch denim, mimicking the famous "Skinny cargo pants". Though I've never liked (sorry...if the words are too strong) the traditional and wide cargo pants on me, I was very curious to see if I liked them when they were not so authentic. I imagined that those stretch skinny pairs could look better on me than the authentic ones with no convincing reason, and I was too optimistic to hesitate to have a try!

For them, I used my self-drafted pattern which I used for this pair before, and redrew the lower legs much narrower. I added pockets, extra zippers, and every detail that I had in my mind. And of course I cut the knee pieces separately. I added the lines of diagonal seams above and below the knees too. I'm quite satisfied with how they turned out, because I think the result reasonably resembles to those pairs that I wanted to mimic, I hope you agree with me! Said that, I'm not sure if I would like to wear them everyday, because I felt very shy and a bit uncomfortable in them. ...i dunno... Maybe I'm just a silly stubbornhead who cannot accept anything new. It is surely fun to own a pair like these, for a change, though.
By the way, I like these diagonal seams at knees very much. I might reproduce them again on another pair in the future. If you are interested in making your pants similar to those Skinny cargo, I would say yes and go on, because it's easy AND fun. I'd recommend 2-way stretch denim or other thick fabric to you, too. (I used well-stretching 1-way stretch and I think it's one of the biggest reasons of having so many creases all over my pants. 2-way would do a better job for achieving a smoother look, if you really love to get something seriously similar to "the originals".)

I hope you are doing very well!

much love,
yoshimixo

19 comments:

  1. I would just like to weigh in that these are adorable and that yes, you should be wearing them every day.

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  2. Gorgeous! And they are perfect with the boots!

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  3. Oh, those are cute! I used to wear a lot of army pants (I still keep a pair around for fieldwork) but have long since retired them from my daily wardrobe... but I do like cargoes, and I've been brainstorming ideas for "pants that aren't jeans" lately :). They look so classy!

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  4. They look great! I have been looking for skinny cargos, but I haven't found any that fit! Maybe I will try to make some ...

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  5. Those pants do look fantastic. I don't think I'd have thought that skinny & cargo would go together or look that great.

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  6. They look adorable on you! The seam details are lovely. What a steady topstitcher you are:)

    I wonder why you feel uncomfortaable in them? They are nice neutral and fit you perfectly. You've styled them in the photos with cute, casual outfits that really work. I hope they get a chance.

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  7. Fantastic pants! I love them with the boots.

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  8. Those are so cute! They have such great detailing, and fit you perfectly. And you've done a great job with styling! A+! :)

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  9. Totally cool pants. I would love to make a similar pair as I prefer fitted pants too. You have a great collection of shoes too!

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  10. I love these pants! I The pockets are so awesome!

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  11. Super cute - I've never seen skinny cargo pants but I do love yours. And, of course, "I've never liked" is certainly NOT too strong. I guess you haven't been to New York or Los Angeles - we definitely have some very blunt speakers in the US. You are delightfully tolerant and insightful.

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  12. These look absolutely gorgeous; very stylish and cool.

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  13. You're very talented and stylish! Your blog is a big inspiration.

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  14. Those are very cute! Great job!!

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  15. Those are genius! I had never heard of skinny cargoes either, but you are really pulling them off. Don't feel self-conscious about them--you look great!

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  16. You look amazing in them, very elegant yet casual at the same time. I hope you'll wear them a lot, they are great!

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