Tag: hiking gear

Self-drafted Convertible Hiking Pants

A while ago, I made a knock-off  of The North Face Raven shorts.  The colour has faded but they are still in high rotation in my summer wardrobe. When I made them, I had plans of making a second version and adjusting the gusset design a little.  That was back in 2012.  It's now 2018 ...

Lekala 4695 : Lined anorak

The weather here is warming up and nudging above the 300C mark. It's a bit late to be making a cool-weather jacket but when I saw this pattern released by Lekala (4695), I just couldn't resist. Ordered and printed the evening it was available, and completed two days latter. Not bad going, but took two ...

Designer Knock-off: Kuhl Destroyer pant

My next knock-off is the Kuhl Destroyer Pant. I think I was crazy to try to make these pants, but life is boring without a bit of a challenge? Drafting the pattern turned out to be the 'easy' bit. The biggest headache was working out how to sew the sides as they have a normal ...

Designer Knock-off: Marmot Ginny Pants

My first real pants drafted from the sloper I made is based on the Marmot Ginny hiking pant. I love the back pocket. The shape of the pant is very similar to the pant sloper. The main thing I needed to draft was the patch pockets on the front and back. The front pocket is ...

The North Face Pseudio Biker and Denali Jacket Knock-offs

High on my sewing list this winter has been to knock-off a couple of North Face jackets. I've been planning to sew the Denali jacket using Kwik Sew 3813 ever since the pattern came out.  When searching for detailed pictures of the inside of the jacket, I came across photos of the Pseudio Moto jacket.  ...

Controlled Exposure 75 – Goretex Shell Gloves (photo heavy)

About 12 years ago I bought a fantastic yet very complicated pattern for shell gloves. And I've finally made them!!!  It's a mixture of relief, rapture, disbelief, adrenalin rush and blind panic all rolled into one. Don't believe me - just check out the photo of the pattern pieces!! The gloves are designed to be ...

The glove challenge begins ….

I joined the Pattern Stash contest on PR to help me use up some of the patterns that I've put in the 'gunnawundae' bucket.  I have no desire to win, just to challenge myself to use the patterns I have.  Many tie in with my winter sewing plans, so that is a big bonus.  Pattern ...

Controlled Exposure Mountain Pants

These are photos of a pair of Goretex pants that I made for DH back in 2010.  The pattern is Controlled Exposure #55 - Mountain Pants.  It was originally reviewed on Pattern Review.  Apologies if you've seen this before, but I was trying to fix the photo links for someone but I'm getting an error ...

The hut boots are finished!!!!!!

Yay! I just finished the other hut boot. It's been a labour of love so I guess it makes a good Valentines day present. We had a run of days last week that were over 40C and he asked me about three time when I was going to make the other boot. So I think ...

Goretex Gloves and Gaiters: The next challenge

I think I probably did too good of a job on the hut boots.  He's been showing them around and now I have orders.  Even saying that they have to BYO goose down wasn't a deterrent.  Now DH has given a pair of 30 year old Goretex overmits and a manky pair of gaiters.  My ...