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I think I'm starting to get carried away with DIY projects here. The bilgy tarp tent is underway, and the rain jacket is going to be a winter project. It won't take long though and since it rains up to 16" in 24 hrs here in the winter I will need stuff to do.
So, guys and gals, I would like to make a pair of wool cargo pants. I don't know much about wool other than I love the stuff (I wish I raised Alpacas). What type of wool would you use to make a pair of cargo pants? I can't find a women's pair I like and fits right that won't burn a hole in my pocket and the military kind would never fit me. I'm a women's size 2. I will probably only need 2-21/2 yards to make them.
Here are a couple of styles to give you an idea of what I'm shooting for. I'll have to try and find a pattern at a fabric store and possibly throw in some modifications. Here is the first one (these are men's, but you get the idea):
Now the next pair (lol) I really did laugh out loud when I saw the price for these. Since I don't have the $835.00 to throw down on a pair of these, making them is my best bet. I'm still laughing...that is so outrageous. The $1,705 for the poncho is even worse, I know. Even if I were given that much money I would not EVER be able to talk myself into paying that for a pair of pants....ANYWAY, back on the subject. These pants look so comfortable, especially to hike around in, except I would like to put pockets on the back...