Here in Indonesia, there's a tradition to celebrate the end of Ramadan by buying new clothes. Well, rather than buying one, I made
a new piece of clothing. The story goes that I've been unable to find the kind of trousers I want in stores since I have . . . well, athletic legs; the trousers that fit well in the legs are always too large and low in the waist, while the ones in my waist size are too skinny and constricting in the legs. So, with more than a little help from various people, I learned to draft a pair of modern trousers that fits the way I want it to: with a decently high waist (albeit at the position I'd call a "normal" rather than "high" waist for trousers, i.e.
at the navel rather than anywhere below it), rather slim but not skinny in the legs, and hemmed at right about ankle-height so that I wouldn't have to roll the legs up to keep them off the floor when I take off my shoes -- a fairly important issue since I spend a great deal of time going barefoot.( More behind the cut.Collapse )