Oh sweet Jesus, two updates in one day. I sure have been productive today, ohohoh ~
Even though the 'flap' isn't completely finished yet I decided to tackle the next task, namely Ichito's hakama-ish pants. Mom was confused at first when I tried to explain that I needed to make some kind of 'tubes' below the knees of the pants, so I could tie those feet wrappings on top of them. I also wanted to make 'tubes' so that the pant cuffs wouldn't ride up all the time. So err, after some explaining that lead to nowhere I tried to think of what the closest to Ichito's pants was.. and then I found this when googling:
Or well, tattsuke hakama I believe they're also called.
Now she got it. She said I could go buy some long gray socks and sew them on... but that I will get back to later...
I needed to go dig in one of mom's "pattern files" after the pattern for those wide pants that we had used earlier as a base and modified to make hakama. I did find it and after some doubts, measuring and pattern tweaking (to make it smaller) we managed to get the dark brown fabric to be just enough. I couldn't even take any seam allowances and the front and back pattern touched each other...
|Fabric just cut out|
|lololo my camera made the dark brown fabric look blue/violet. WHAT THE HELL.|
|Pins are evil|
|(ignore dirty mirror)|
|Finally it looked good...|
|.. but I had to redo the front pleats once too.|
|I can see no pleats trololo, just looks like big puffy pants with hakama side openings to me. xD|
|Oops. I'm so not gonna squeeze into that. lol|
|Ah, that's better ~|
PS. Did anyone notice how much my camera distorted the colors? OTL The last pic is the one closest to the real color.