These pants are great for any shape and at any length.

Step 1: Supplies

I am using a king size sheet and any pant pattern

           Sewing machine

            Thread and bobbin


            Marking chalk

            Iron & ironing board

            Tape measure

            Long straight edge


            Two D-rings

            2” strip of sew of Velcro


            Hip and waist measurement

            Desired pant length


We used these for belly dancing too! If you make them of a lighter weight material and a bit too long, you can tie them at the ankles to make them a bit poufy. <br> <br>Also, if you reverse the overlap they don't 'flap in the breeze' when you walk, but it's also more secure if you use ties on both sides. It is easy to reach in at the front to untie them for those bathroom visits, then just bring them back under the front overlap and tie again at the front waist. Make sure your overlaps are straight and you're done!
Just working on 'wrapping' my head around this one...<br>I actually have a pattern from Birch Street patterns that came without the ties in the pattern. <br>Apparently, it's possible to tie both front and back?<br>Just trying to remember how this works for the bathroom...<br>Long ago, again in the '70's, I had some kind of wrap around skirt/dress thing.<br>Lots of ideas here, and<br>Thanks.
how much did you add to the back pattern? I can see it's wider than the front one
Half of your waist plus enough over lap in the front, 6 inches, three on each side
excellent ..thanks
I work at a renaissance festival called Scarfborough Faire in Waxahachie, Texas. These pants are just like the ones that the Rennies make &amp; sell at the Faire! They also tie in the front. When I was in High School, I used to have the same pattern &amp; they tied in the back. Big thing back then having a bow tied in the back. But I much prefer them the way that you have made them! Thanks for the instructions! I will be making myself &amp; my neighbor a pair!!!!!<br>Bonnie
I tie mine in the front or back depending on my mood. thats one of the nice things about these pants.... anyway, who decides whats right or wrong....
I buy pants like that a lot here in Mazatlan, and the ones I buy, tie in the FRONT. <br>I say make them the way you prefer I like them tying in the front because it's easier to use the bathroom among other things!
These are a take off of an actual pattern from Simplicity (?) I made way back in the 70's. The issue is they are backwards. The back comes around first to the front and fastens, then the front is pulled up thru the legs, wrapped around and fastened in the back.
Ya got it backwards girlfriend.
I LOVE these pants! they hold up well to bold patterns and I get requests for them every time my friends see me rocking a new pair!

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