Fancy Pants

Mr Snail has always been a fan of jeans – in the past that’s what he wore pretty much all the time. However, spending lots of time in the house, his life is mostly spent in comfy “sweatpants” (although he never wears these to go out, even to walk the dogs). But as the warmer days arrive, fleecy fabric is not the thing, and he’s reluctant to return to wearing jeans 24/7. Not long ago, he spotted some fabric in my stash that he really liked and asked if it could be made into some lightweight comfy trousers. After some discussion, we settled on the Eastwood Pajamas pattern from Thread Theory – well, they call them “pajamas”, but actually there are enough options to make them into very acceptable elasticated trousers. I love the pattern – it was simple and well-drafted. The only men’s clothes I have made before are waistcoats, so I was quite pleased with the results.

We were back to the limery for this photoshoot and, as you can see, it all got a bit much towards the end…

Anyway, after a few wears, they have been deemed successful and a couple more pairs are in the pipeline for all those glorious summer days. He even says that he thinks they are good enough to wear in public. Oh, and he says he expects the offers for male modelling to come flooding in now…

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  1. Fancy, indeed! And they look very comfortable. Hope he is bracing himself for those modeling calls.

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  2. HaHa! Brilliant!
    He could team up with https://www.instagram.com/michaelthevic/
    I hope he’s got a good agent.

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  3. Sounds like he was after that other standby of lockdown-fashion, the scrubs. These do look comfy, and the fabric of course is interesting enough to make them unique! Always good have a decent pattern to work from, too. I hope he’s braced for his new role as a lockdown influencer…

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    • They are rather scrub-like. Men’s trousers are very boring in general and I think he’s rather pleased to have something bright and cheery…. goodness knows we are in need of some cheer.

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      • I think some loud black and white check, like those baggy chef’s pants, would be excellent, or something in swirly purple paisley to remind him of a mis-spent youth…?

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        • I have two more fabrics set aside for him – a purple and black version of the crop circles design that my latest skirt was made from and one with a black background and planets… he seems keen on both.

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  4. Comfy clothes rule, lockdown or no lockdown. You’ve done yourself proud, and clearly Mr Snail thinks so, too.

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  5. I don’t know why but it always feels especially rewarding to make something your OH will wear.

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  6. Going Batty in Wales

     /  March 9, 2021

    They look lovely and I am glad he feels able to wear them in public. I shall look forward to knowing the ‘male supermodel of the year’ very soon! The last time I made a pair of trousers for John (many, many years ago) I inadvertently left i pin in them – in a vert delicate place where several seams met which was how it got missed. He never let me make another pair!

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  7. ‘Eastwood’ Has he been going round the house saying things like ‘PUNK! Make my day!’
    (and if not, why not!!)

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  8. Brilliant! 🙂

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