A business idea for crafty people out there

Inspired by last week's pea coat success (and before you read any further, here's a forewarning for ya: it is going to be a whinging post), me and The Man sat on a sofa yesterday evening and discussed what sewing The Man's own pants would entail. Would it be hard? Would it be comfortable? Would it be... worth it?

I don't know about men in your lives, but when my man finds a pair of pants that fit him well, he wears them until they die on him.

Or, actually, he wears them beyond dying because when rips appear he asks me to patch them - and I, like a good wife, do. And then when patches rip, he asks me to patch the patches - and I, like a good wife, do. And then when he asks me to patch the patches of patches (really?) and I refuse to put on any more patches - because for how long can I be a good wife before he starts looking like a homeless person!? - and I send him to a store to buy a new pair of pants, that's when he finally gives up and finds a new pair, and the cycle begins anew.

So, yeah, he loves a well fitting pair of pants.

Wait, where was I? Oh, yeah: we were sitting on a sofa, discussing if we could maybe get a pants pattern for him so that I could make and re-make the same pair over and over again and he would be freed from the burden of shopping for pants ever again. (Which he, let's put it mildly, doesn't like doing.)

But then we tried finding some patterns. The operative word being tried.

Holy shit mother of goat. Have you ever tried finding a modern-looking pants pattern?!

At first I thought I am doing it wrong. I mean, seriously: the internet is full of women's clothing. Full! It is so full I reckoned there's bound to be a market for men's pants there. But I searched and I searched and then The Man searched but all we found was Jedediah Pants and a whole bunch of gay-looking suit pants from the 80's. (Or at least they looked like they belonged - and should belong! - to the 80's.)

And then I searched some more and found that, hey presto! - I'm not the only one with this problem. There's sewing forum upon a sewing forum complaining about the same thing, and that is: the lack of men's patterns.

I'll see how we go, but at the moment I think we're going to get The Man unpick his old pair so I can follow their shape and make a new pair with this same shape, and just out of pure stubbornness and spite I might convert it onto PDF and put it up in the internet somewhere - because this is just plain ridiculous.

Meanwhile, I suggest someone fills this market gap here. Really.

Please?

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous16.9.13

    Mann! Ma võin oma kogemustest öelda, et sobivate pükste tegemine on täielik teadus!
    Kui varem ei ole antud lõike järgi õmmelnud ,siis on suur võimalus ebaõnnestuda.
    Aga kui on kannatust uuesti ja uuesti asja käsile võtta, siis miks mitte :)

    Ma olen kunagi ise võtnud hästi istuvate pükste pealt lõike maha. Ja siis kordi, kümneid kordi harjutanud pükste õmblemist. Raske oli saada püksilukku nii ette, et see ka kenasti vaadeldav oleks. See on suht suur ja keeruline töö...
    Praegu on muidugi igasuguseid õmblustöö elementide sooritusi ja midaiganes ka videos võimalik õppida :)

    Aga kui on silma, võib õnnestuda ka õmblemise käigus pükse keha järgi kohendada.

    Kui Sa lõiget valid, pead teadma, millisel kõrgusel vöökohaga püksid sobivad. Mõõda vöö ja puus ja hargivahe ja võrdle lõikel antud mõõtudega. Võrdlen uut lõiget mingi suht mõnusa ja hästi istuva sama sorti olemasoleva riideesemega, siis tekib väike ettekujutus antud lõike sobivusest. Lõikel ja lõikel on vahe.

    Ma hakkasin hoogsalt erinevaid riideid õmblema, kui siin hakkasid "Burda" lõiked liikuma . Need on ääretult täpsed, kuid ajapikku olen õppinud ka neid paremini individuaalselt kohandama.
    Mul ei ole sellekohast infot, milliseid lõikeid veel võib südamerahuga kasutada.

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  2. Anonymous16.9.13

    I think it's because it's so much easier for men to find well-fitting pants in the store.

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