First step was to create the pattern for the pants. I went the extra poverty route and used cut up paper grocery bags and duct tape to make a sheet of paper big enough to create the pattern. Once I had drawn the very mathematical pattern, I cut the pattern out.
Next step was to trace the pattern onto my black denim and waterproof canvas with chalk then cut the fabric to the pattern.
Next I used chalk to mark where I wanted pockets, vent, and other information such as "Front" and "Back."
I then sewed in all my zippers. I added personal flair with some Pokemon fabric for the inside of pockets. One pocket is Charlie Brown and Snoopy though because why not.
Once the pockets and vents were finished, I began putting it all together. Sewed up the legs. Sewed up the crotch. Sewed in elastic in the leg cuffs. Installed Suspender loops.
So there were many concerns in the previous thread about weight, waterproofing, and breathability.
Many people thought my choice of Canvas and Denim would result in too heavy of pants. I think most people have the wrong image of these two fabrics. These fabrics come in many different forms. I went with a very lightweight 10oz Denim. The average pair of jeans you buy at the store is 14-18oz Denim. The canvas is not like a heavy burlap. I forget the actual weight. However, its a lighter canvas. These pants barely weigh more than my Saga 2XL Anomie's, and Saga Anomie's are just a layer of waterproof material and a very lightweight mesh.
Now I will admit that these pants are not intended for getting extremely soaked. The only reason is, I did not do anything special to the seams. So technically they aren't gunna be your 20K waterproofing. All the seams are just two waterproof fabrics sewn together. Now you might think, "Oh what does he mean? Denim is not waterproof?" It is in this case. I bought a block of Otter Wax, which is brand of wax designed specifically for permanently waterproofing denim. You just rub it in the let it cure in the sun.
Now with these "heavy waterproofed" pants, how do my legs breathe then? Easy. Each Leg has a 22in long zippered vent. You can unzip the vent And it will reveal a sewn in layer of mesh, so that when riding with your vents open no snow can find it's way in.
Other interesting things with these pants is the fit. I like baggy shit. I like gangster skiing. I like sagging my pants really low. Why? Because it's cooler than not doing it. So to aid in my quest for bagginess I modified the fit of the Saga 2XL Anomie's. I took their dimensions, and I believe I improved them. The two biggest things I did to change the fit was to drop the crotch 6 inches lower and to add extra width to the lower outside of the pant legs. Do these newly added adjustments serve a utility. No. They are purely for style and fashion. By dropping the crotch, I now have to sag less to achieve the optimal crotch sag location. By expanding the lower legs, I have actually made my pants appear more baggy than they are. Now Saga warned sagging pants causes blown out crotches. So in preparation of that, all crotch seams and inside leg seams are 3x - 4x reinforced with extra seams. All other Seams are double reinforced. And all seams are sewn with a heavy duty thread meant for sewing outdoor furniture fabrics. I do not anticipate these pants ripping.
Also these pants have no Crotch Zipper. They're so wide you can just slip in them. Also I've never zipped my snow pants up before riding park. I like it this way. So I reasoned if I didn't use my zipper in my last pair of pants why put a zipper in my snow pants now.
If you guys have any question feel free to comment or PM me.
And No. I am not looking to sell these and at the current moment not looking to be commissioned to make you a pair.
Did you do the sewing, or did your mom? If you did, did you already have experience sewing?
I did all the sewing. It's not my first time I have sewn. I have made a few ski hoodies before because once again brands don't make what I like. So the red patterned hoodie in last picture I also made. But I taught myself how to sew with a little guidance from my sister.