Fire Pants (1) I liked the wrap-style pants when I first saw them years ago. So simple and yet so comfortable.
And having the legs completely open up the sides added a bit of a thrill to wearing them!
I haven’t tried making them before because frankly, I didn’t expect them to look good on a dancer during a show. Hey, I’m pretty used to wearing stuff that’s tight.
I met Andy in Vegas, and he mentioned that he’d also been interested in this style of clothing. Here was the push I need to try making a pair.
Andy is a flagger from Seattle. He creates beautiful tie-dyed sets.
The pants are made of silk and sewn completely with silk thread. Making the first pair was actually kind of fun, and I immediately made two more sets.
And then I put them on the shelf because I didn’t know how I wanted to dye them.
During one of my tie-dye workshops, I tried an idea I’d been working on to create a "lava"-type design. I made a set of flags using the technique and liked it so much I dyed both pairs of pants with it. This is the first, using a bit more yellow than the second.