I’m a snowbird.
Spring & summer I live in the Pacific Northwest (Washington State).
Fall & winter I live in the Southwest (Phoenix).
Just as my circadian rhythms gear up for fall, I go back into summer….which is the Southwest’s early Fall.
Conversely….as they gear up for summer….I go back into fall….which is the Pacific Northwest’s early Spring.
And though Phoenix can get colder than a coal mining witches brass monkey….it doesn’t last very long. So I don’t have much in the way of Polar Fleece. What is more useful are light weight breathables. I said all that to say this….I need warm weather staples. My previous post documented my love of linen pants….a definite staple. There is also another candidate for staple….skorts?….no don’t golf….sundress?….hmmmm maybe later but….no….shorts?….oh hell no. I could wait until you guess Thai Fishermans pants….but we might be here a while.
I had a couple of yards of a nice light cotton. I purchased this from the quilting section of Joanns. Thinking it was destined to become if not the binding then maybe the backing of a quilt or even part of the quilt top design.
So, piece of nice light cotton….what would you rather do….become part of a quilt that I’ll cut out, probably piece together but, even with the best of intentions, most likely never finish….or a pair of Thai Fishermans pants? Specifically, Sew House Seven’s Thai Fishermans or Nehalem Pant.
Thousands of years ago, the dinosaurs had died off, man had just emerged and I was in the seventh grade. It was required that girls take a sewing class. In that class our first, and probably for many girls their last, project was an apron. Granted it could be given to Mom on Mother’s Day….but an apron….really?
The world was a much larger place back then….I didn’t even know there was a Thailand. But, thanks to Rodgers & Hammerstein, I was reasonably sure there was a Siam and that it was ruled by this guy….
I have no words….is it hot in here or is it….never mind.
Who knew their fisherman wore something as awesomely funky as Thai Fisherman Pants. If those 12 year old girls had had the option of making those….home sewing would probably have never nearly reached extinction level.
The Sew House Seven Thai Fisherman Pant version is quick and easy. The perfect first project. There are no fasteners of any type….save the easily constructed ties that hold the pants on. I made the large. I also made the cropped version….which I knew would be full length on me. They fit great. The most time-consuming part is putting the .pdf only pattern together. I’ve downloaded several .pdf patterns and painstakingly joined the pages together….and it is kind of a pain….I’m thinking next time I’ll spring for taking the file to Kinkos.
Here’s what they look like completed….
Generous….to say the least.
Here’s what they look like on….
Wore them all day….and they never worked themselves loose.
Love them and will make them again….starting tonight.
Good job Sew House Seven!