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Sep 26, 2016

Marimekko Pants -- FINISHED!


Friends, the pants are finished!  Below are a few shots Michael took of me in them.

First, a reminder that these are the cropped pants pattern from the Japanese pattern book "Men's Clothes For All Seasons," which I bought last month at Kinokuniya bookstore.  I made no alterations and they came out looking just like the photo.  (I love when that happens.)  I made the size Medium, which translates roughly as 30-31" waist.



Cropped pants seem to be having their moment.  They aren't for everybody and I'll admit, they don't work with everything I own, but what does?  They do look sharp with the red work jacket I recently made from the same book, however. 




Here I am standing nonchalantly in front of a UPS truck.  At MPB Industries, we like to keep it fresh!




I may try making a shirt from this pattern book next month.  In the meantime, I think I've done justice to this very cool Marimekko fabric which I found it at the Chelsea flea market last winter.  It was designed in 1988 by Fujiwo Ishimoto and is called "Lainehtiva,"  I love a panel print and this is an excellent one.

Have a great day, everybody!


30 comments:

  1. You've done justice to a fabulous fabric!

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  2. Such an intriguing fabric, a suit with the "wild" pattern at the bottom and moving to a more traditional look at the top might be interesting.

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  3. Peter you always dress so well, keep it up!

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  4. Wow! Fantaaastic pants!

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  5. Great job! I'm a big fan of cropped pants and these look fab!

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  6. Those are fantastic. (My jaw literally dropped when I saw them on Instagram.)

    Also, I just pointed out your photo to Tom and said, "This is why I sew."

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  7. Delightful, extraordinary pants. They look great on you.

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  8. First the silver jeans, now these.

    Have you not been mauled by the masses for them??

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  9. You nailed it with these, they are gorgeous!

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  10. Love them with the navy jacket (and UPS truck)! Can't wait to see what else you make out of that book.

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  11. Excellent. The print really makes this work. Great pattern placement.

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  12. Wow! these are fab. I love them with the red jacket - definately a good look for you!

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  13. Wonderful pants! I love Marimekko fabric, and I have a couple of older pieces in my stash -- but I never find any pattern perfect enough for them. I admire your luck at finding the fabric and your boldness in using it!

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  14. outstanding! you wear them well!

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  15. That fabric is to die for! You pull off the cropped pants well.

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  16. These are so cool, I had to comment!

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  17. Peter, I've been back 3 times to look at those pants! That FABRIC in those pants is epic! And with the red jacket? I just had to come back and just...gaze! Well done!!

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  18. Gorgeous pants. You do not disappoint, Peter.

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