So, I love bali wrap pants like this:http://static.flickr.com/67/164181518_00b4b57ec6_o.jpg
Want some? Here's how!
First, I'll mention that I'm about 5'4" with a little junk in the trunk, but not a huge amount. This pattern should fit a lot of people, being as adjustable as it is.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Fabric, about 2 1/2 metres or 2 3/4 yards. I used a cotton print, but I think this would be even better in a nice, soft, drapy satiny material or a stretchy knit.
A sewing machine. If you're adventurous you could do it by hand, but it would be a long arduous task.
Take 2 metres/2.2 yards of your fabric. What you need are two squares of fabric that are 2x2metres (2.2ydsx2.2yds). Take one of the pieces, and fold it in half vertically (if your fabric is patterned.) Orient it like this:http://static.flickr.com/65/164181434_c8bf09c9d1_o.jpg
You need to cut curve in the top right corner, and your fabric is folded vertically with the fold to the right. Cut out a curve matching the one shown in the above photo.
Repeat on the second square, using the first as a template.
Lay your two pieces of fabric on top of each other with the u shape at the top. Sew the u-shape together. Hem all the raw edges.http://static.flickr.com/66/164181456_a6c2be0599_o.jpg
Using the left over fabric, cut 4 pieces 50cm/20"x 8cm/3". Sew up the long sides and turn inside out. These are your ties. lay your pants down, right sides facing, u-shape at the top. Pin the ties out to the sides at the top, fold over the top edge to cover them and sew across. Repeat on other side.
That's it! You have a pair of bali pants. Now, how to wear them.
You can have them tied either in front:http://static.flickr.com/67/164181518_00b4b57ec6_o.jpg
(excuse how the left leg is sitting weird- photographer didn't give me time to adjust properly. They do lay flat!
Or in back:http://static.flickr.com/78/164181602_b564c8e606_o.jpg
To tie them in back, pick up the pants on allow the seam to run down your crack. Tie in front. Reach between your legs and pick up the 'front' of the pants so that the u seam you created runs up between your legs and wrap the ties around your back. To wear them the other way... just reverse this process.
My pants look short because I find if I make them regular length (down to the floor) the sides gape a lot. I imagine if they were made of a drapier fabric, this would be less of an issue. If you're using a fabric that drapes nicely you may like to lengthen the pants. Alternatively, you could make a short version. These pants are uber comfortable, and I can tell you that it took me longer to create this tutorial than it did to actually make the pants!