Pattern for a Shorts – Camouflage Line

Today I was starting with the questions about how to do the pattern works, the shorts that I am working on. I could not understand how to do long sleeves pants. After a discussion with Anton, he explains to me how it works. After that, I could understand and almost do the knee pants and long sleeve pants.

I actually did a quick drawing on a small scale on typing paper just to get the idea, cut it out and then cut it out on a piece of fabric. After that, I sew it together and made a small little short.

I made a mistake on the date on all the artworks and realized tonight it is today the 3rd and not the 4th.


I started playing with two different fabrics. I create a knee pants to see how to work with two different fabrics. This is the idea which I have for the design which I made a few days ago. Two or three different fabrics.


I started working in 1989 August for the department education and training and work as a storeman in the department, later promoted to a clerk. The department of education was the department for the black schools during apartheid.

I met a wonderful lady Jo-Ann and she was a secretary for one of the directors, married and beautiful. She always phoned me and we had wonderful conversations. I never in all the time that I worked for the department of education and training once wonder if this smart lady made a move on me. She was too lovely to do that. She had a very sad life with her dad which was permanently at the hotel and drinking and was also an alcoholic. Her parents were divorced and she said to me one-day “gown ups make children adults. All these years I still remember that. In the beginning, it did not make any sense to me but later I realized that the more I live the life that it is true.

All these years I still thinking of her, I remember she was blond and very ladylike, a little overweight but I loved her. I really hope with my heart she is fine.

Anton is sick and we think he might be Covid positive. We brought today’s medication and we both are going for a Covid test to see what is going on and if we need to get the necessary medication and have to self-isolate. He went to bed early before elven. I am worried my uncle and my stepdad died of Covid in the last few months. I went for the vaccination but my mother refused to go, and my stepdad also refused to go for the vaccination.


After working with a small hand drawing of a pattern I now understand how a pattern works with shorts and long sleeve pants. What I struggle with was the sewing work between the legs, but after Anton explain it to me I have a better idea of how it works. It will not be easy when I started with complicated clothing, but as I understand the basics stays the same.

When I make a more complex garment for a man or a woman I can make a miniature sample of it, or just the basics to see and get an idea of how it will look. I will not make it so small like the samples which I made below a little bit bigger to understand where the problems might be and I will do it on not expensive fabrics.


Movie Watched:

Compulsion (2016)

After a fight with her boyfriend, a successful female erotic novelist on a book tour of Europe joins her ex and his female friend, with whom she falls madly in love, for a party at a castle owned by a dangerous cult.


To Riaan to you,

I had a dream so clear
With you in it

I remember the dark grey hair and the darkest eyes
I still remember you in my dream which was a nightmare

I don’t know how I feel about you after the 12 years when you
leave without a word or a goodbye.

I met someone new, sometimes I see your eyes, your mouth the expression on his face
When I was with you.

I will never stop missing you
I lost you but got someone new…

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