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Double Knee Pants

These pants were made for a patternmaking and alterations class in 2019. Inspired by Japanese takes on American workwear, my first attempt utilized a fermented persimmon tannin dye called kakishibu. Unfortunately that iteration had to be scrapped due to user error in the washing process leading to shrinkage and damage to the cut pattern pieces.


The second iteration used scrap and re-purposed fabric. The pocket bags and waistband lining are from an old pair of Tienda-Ho Bedsheets, while I believe the primary fabric to be a synthetic outdoor upholstery fabric. It most closely emulated the loose-woven duck canvas I had selected for the project, and made for a surprisingly comfortable garment fabric.

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