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

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
I am using a king size sheet and any pant pattern

           Sewing machine

            Thread and bobbin

            Scissors

            Marking chalk

            Iron & ironing board

            Tape measure

            Long straight edge

            Pins

            Two D-rings

            2” strip of sew of Velcro

Need

            Hip and waist measurement

            Desired pant length

           

 
dhawktx2 years ago
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.

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...
I actually have a pattern from Birch Street patterns that came without the ties in the pattern.
Apparently, it's possible to tie both front and back?
Just trying to remember how this works for the bathroom...
Long ago, again in the '70's, I had some kind of wrap around skirt/dress thing.
Lots of ideas here, and
Thanks.
phoebeh13 years ago
how much did you add to the back pattern? I can see it's wider than the front one
created-by-jen (author)  phoebeh13 years ago
Half of your waist plus enough over lap in the front, 6 inches, three on each side
excellent ..thanks
blloyd43 years ago
I work at a renaissance festival called Scarfborough Faire in Waxahachie, Texas. These pants are just like the ones that the Rennies make & sell at the Faire! They also tie in the front. When I was in High School, I used to have the same pattern & 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 & my neighbor a pair!!!!!
Bonnie
sawyer10223 years ago
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....
csprinkle4 years ago
I buy pants like that a lot here in Mazatlan, and the ones I buy, tie in the FRONT.
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!
branwren4 years ago
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.
branwren4 years ago
Ya got it backwards girlfriend.
sawyer10224 years ago
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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