Ikea is a great source for fabric… a few years ago I made a basic sofa throw cover with this red cotton you see here. Those were the times when I was renting a furnished apartment that had a sofa with a checkered fabric I didn’t like. So I decided to make my own throw cover on the cheap.
A few years later I bought my own sofa (still Ikea! must be an addiction) and no longer needed it… finally I found a good way to use it. I am very glad since I was missing a pair of red pants.
The pattern is self-drafted using Cal Patch’s Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified.
You can read more about this pattern on my previous basic pants post. Here I didn’t add the pockets so the project was a bit faster. Now I am thinking to adapt the pattern again to make a pair of jeans…I am just debating on the closure… normally jeans have a front zipper… but what if I put one on the side… do you think it would look weird?