Sunday, October 30, 2011

Project 20: Hidden Dragon Pants

Recently, one of my friends and co-workers greeted me in the morning with a large piece of beautiful silk with Chinese dragons. He had purchased it on a whim many years ago intending to use it in some project that never came to be. I asked him what he wanted made from it, but he said he just wanted me to have it.

"Lounge pants!" I said.

"What?" he replied.

"You need some fabulous lounge pants to wear on weekend mornings when you've had a sleepover date with one of the nice ladies you meet on the Internet."

"If I say yes to the pants will you stop talking?" he asked.

"Now let's discuss your inseam!" I continued.

He was turning three shades of red, so I relented.

Working with silk is a trip and a half. It's extremely strong, but also comes unraveled at the slightest provocation. It took about a half hour to cut out the pieces and start serging them together. Frankly, I don't know how people work with this kind of fabric without a serger. Oh wait. I used to. It sucked. Total of about three hours start to finish.

1 comment:

michael sean morris said...

I work this kind of fabric without a serger, and trust me - you don't want to know what it's like!