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« on: September 19, 2006 08:38:05 PM »

Ever since I got a sewing machine, people have instantly decided that means I know how to sew everything. Hah! Little do they know.

Anyways, now that my aunt has commissioned me to make my cousin a genie costume for Halloween I am panicing more and more as the days tick by to October 31st. I would like to know if anyone has a decent pattern, or has made one up, for balloon pants. My cousin, Sarah, is seven and weighs next to nothing, so if the pattern was for children, even better.

I appreciate it hardcore.

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006 09:06:25 PM »

I'm really asking for one here  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2006 10:46:25 AM »

Well, I made a Jasmine costume for the park that I worked in last summer. I hope I can help.
For the pants, I took a generic pants pattern (sorry that I can't elaborate that more), and allowed for a few inches extra on the sides. It's like I gave a really big seam allowance, except I didn't use it as a seam allowance. Sew as usual. Adjust waist and hem as usual. You should wind up with a really wide pair of pants. Now, thread elastic through the waistband (I used 3/4", but whatever works) to fit. Then, thread thin elastic through the hems of the pants so that it gathers around the ankle. Finish... and... you're done!

I know that wasn't exactly the best set of instructions. If you'd like, I could whip up a visual tutorial in Paint and post it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2006 11:40:55 AM »

Simplicity pattern #5357 might work:



http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?cat=4&type=20&sec=49&startrow=1
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2006 07:48:00 PM »

Digsy LaRaspberry could you whip that up in paint? Thanks so much! Also thanks for posting you guys, you're life savers.

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2006 08:31:22 PM »

Not a problem. Sorry that it took a couple of days to get pack to the post, though...  Embarrassed


I couldn't make the pattern more precise than that, mostly because I have no idea how big your cousin is. It would require a real pattern to modify, or an old pair of pants you don't mind cutting up...
Hope it helps!

(PS: About the rediculously large font size... I needed something that would show up with the rediculously large illustrations Tongue)
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2006 08:30:03 AM »

Thank you so, so, so, much Digsy. From your drawings I can understand perfectly. Mostly I was concerned about how large to make the pants and where to add the extra fabric to make them "balloon." I will make sure to post pictures of the finished product!

Thanks again!

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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2006 10:12:37 AM »

Glad I could help. Pictures of the finished product would be awesome!
Since I just remembered that your cousin would be quite small, I suggest leaving an extra few inches at the *bottom* of the pattern as well as the sides. This ensures that you get maximum poofiness.
Let me know if you have any questions...
-Amy
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2007 10:12:55 AM »

I wanted to say "thanks" for the tute.  My 4 year-old niece wanted a Princess Jasmine costume to wear and my sister wanted to get her one for Easter but the only ones we could find were $40.00.  So I searched this web site and found this pattern.  I took a pair to teal PJs that I was going to throw away (the top didn't fit me right) and my mom and I used them to make the Jasmine costume.  It turned out really cute and she loved it!  It was her favorite thing that the Easter bunny brought her.  And the best part is that it didn't cost us anything!

So thanks! 
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