Magi Craft Meister - Volume 6 - Chapter 6
06-06 Three Sizes
Jin suddenly had an idea and said to leave the talk about the toilets for later, then showed the group into the mansion.
First was the ground floor. They entered the entrance hall from the southern entrance. Inside were stairs down to the basement and up to the second floor.
Left to the stairs was the toilet. And on the right, the bathroom.
“This bath is a hot spring.”
Jin said, and everyone looked puzzled. As he expected, things like hot springs didn’t seem popular.
“Let’s see, if you dig deep underground, with any luck you can find a hot water reservoir.”
“Oh, I see.”
They seemed to understand with just a bit of explanation.
Even more to the right, that’s to say on the east side of the mansion, was the kitchen and the dining room.
On the opposite side of the entrance hall was the workshop and the storeroom.
“I kind of want to see Jin’s workshop.”
Reinhardt said, and as Elsa and Beana also seemed like they wanted to see it, Jin decided to show the workshop first.
The workshop had an area of about 20 tatami mats. The workbench that (was made to look like it) had seen years of use was the first thing that caught the eye.
The tools that (were ordered to be built as though they) were worn from use were numerous. Raw materials formed rows on the shelves.
“Hmm, this is magnificient. Or perhaps should I say, enviably perfect.”
Reinhardt voiced his admiration, and Beana had no words.
Elsa didn’t really understand, but was looking around restlessly at the curious things on display.
Then Jin spoke of the idea he had in his mind.
“Um, I was thinking that I’d show you around the mansion and its surroundings this morning, and then show you around the island on the evening, but…”
“Hm, isn’t that fine?”
Reinhardt didn’t have any objections
“Since there’s going to be a lot of walking, I was going to have us ride the golem horses from before, but the girls are wearing skirts, right?”
Elsa was wearing her regular clothes, but nonetheless that included a long skirt that reached below her knees.
Beana’s outfit had a pleated skirt that reached just to her knees.
“So if you’d like, I’ll make some pants usable for horse riding as a gift.”
After Jin said so, Beana immediately asked,
“Eh!? Jin, you know how to sew too?”
“No, well, if I had to decide between if I know or don’t know how, I’d say I do, but since this time I’d be making them with Craft Magic I don’t know if you could call it sewing.”
Jin said and picked up some leather from a shelf.
“Hm!? Could that be the leather of a magical beast?”
Just like Reinhardt to immediately guess right what the material is.
“Yep. I thought this would be the best.”
“It’s best and everything, but isn’t it a precious rare material? You can’t find magical beasts around here, right?”
So that’s the case after all, Jin thought, but didn’t say a word about it.
“Well, my teacher gathered a lot of it after all.”,
With that, he dodged the issue.
And thus it was decided that Jin’ll make pants out of white leather for Elsa, and dark red leather for Beana.
“Oh, Reiko, sorry, but could you measure the sizes of the two?”
As you’d expect, Jin hesitated to do the measuring himself.
It seemed like Reiko only expressionlessly stared at the two, then,
“It is done. Elsa-san’s height is 160 centimeters, and her sizes starting from the top are: 79, 54, 80. Beana-san is 157 centimeters. From the top, 78, 55, 79.”
Beana was surprised to hear her height suddenly stated out loud when she wasn’t even sure about it herself.
Elsa gave an impression of “is that so?” as she looked around at her body.
“Hey Reiko, don’t just throw out numbers like that openly.”
After hearing that, Jin was also puzzled about how he should react.
Reinhardt then asked,
“I understand the height, but what where the numbers after that?”
He wanted clarification.
“Yes. I want to know it too.”
It didn’t seem like Elsa really understood either.
“Honestly, me too. I understand the height was spot on, but what did the numbers after that mean?”
When asked, Jin was a little embarassed,
“In that order they’re the bust, waist, and hip measurements, but I wonder if it’s okay to just say so…”,
He said, but the instant the answer was heard Beana turned red, and Elsa blushed too.
“Wha, whawhawhawha… Jin’s a pervert!”
Hearing the two say so, Jin reflexively yelled,
“How am I the one to blame here!”
Basically it had happened because Reiko had been ordered to measure their own bodies’ sizes, or so it seemed.
“Hmm, somehow they seemed unsatisfied with the explanation.”
While saying so, Jin cut the leather. For some reason, Reinhardt was looking with admiration at the template sheet that had been made out of a thin board.
“I see, if you use a template like that, you can make multiple copies with only small differences in them!”
Judging from Reinhardt’s reaction, in this world where paper was valuable the concept of pattern paper didn’t exist, or at least wasn’t generally known.
In reality too, template boards and machine tools are used in combination to make various products. Although nowadays they’re becoming obsolete because computer controls have become mainstream.
Getting back to the subject.
After cutting the magic beast leather, Jin used the Craft Magic [Joint] to shape it. After making belts of the same color too, he was finished.
Seeing the skill with which it took only 30 minutes to sew two pants, the three were impressed.
“Now, you can have these and… Another room would be better for changing clothes.”
And so Jin led Elsa and Beana to the dressing room of the bathroom to change clothes, handed over the pants and went outside the room to wait.
“A present from Jin. Eheh.”
When it was just the two of them, Beana excitedly took off her skirt and put on the pants.
Elsa simply changed silently.
“Jin, how is it?”
Beana who changed faster than Elsa went to show off to Jin who was waiting outside.
Due to the somewhat flexible material it was made out of, the pants followed the body shape without causing exhilaration, rather giving a somewhat healthily sensual feel in the end.
“Jin-kun, I’ve put it on.”
Elsa came out too, and did a little turn-around on the spot.
“It’s very easy to move in. Thank you.”,
She said. Beana had been impatient. She forgot to give thanks again.
“Ah, Ji-Jin, thanks! I’ll take good care of these!”
“That’s good. They suit both of you nicely.”
The three then returned to the workshop where Reinhardt was waiting.
Speaking of Reinhardt, he was walking around in the workshop, looking at and touching things, so he hadn’t gotten bored at all.
“Oh, that was quick. It would’ve been fine to take your time.”,
He said something like that.
“There’s no way it was going to take long.”,
Elsa rebutted as if it was natural.