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subliminalrabbit
« on: January 09, 2007 08:46:43 AM »

i used to work in the videogame industry.  this means i got a LOT of free swag - that never came close to fitting.  so when i finally bought a sewing machine this weekend, i knew that the first thing i'd make up would be with this pattern, which is utterly brilliant.  (i made a few alterations to the top for a slightly different fit - more yoga pants than gauchos.)







(if you don't know, monolith is a game developer.  they made the matrix online and FEAR, amongst others.)

enjoy - and use this pattern!
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007 09:06:31 AM »

ooooooooohhh!
Those look super comfy!!  Great job!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2007 09:53:42 AM »

I love those! They look really comfortable, and the tutorial is awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2007 10:16:12 AM »

yay!!!!  I LOVE those, ill definitely have to make some myself....... preferably also out of something video-game related.  i work at a movie/music/some games store, and know what you mean about the free swag... a lot of times its random stuff that is like....... no one will understand this.  but i always take like, 2 shirts at a time anyway because i cannot turn down free material. 

and that's awesome you used to work in the vid game industry, if i wear pants like that i'd be such a poser LOL.... oh well, maybe my time will come in the vid game industry also  Cheesy

did you put elastic or anything in the waist to hold them up?  they look so good on you!
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007 05:51:12 PM »

I've seen the pattern before, and I want to try. But I don't know how big the shirt should be. I'm a size 9, and I don't know if XL shirts will fit, or if I have to go find some XXXL shirt or something. Love the idea though! :O
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007 07:22:58 PM »

OOOH!!!

I, too, have used this pattern for some wicked yoga pants. Mine are go comfy. I also did something different with the top - a drawstring. I love yours! Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007 07:38:36 PM »

Those are great! I always wondered how one turned a tshirt into sweatpants. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2007 09:16:35 PM »

Your pants are cute, and what a fantastic idea! I work in the tech industry and have acquired a bunch of large tshirts that I wouldn't wear otherwise, and now I can try something other than the usual shirt resizing.

I just noticed that there is no hemming required either! sweet!
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2007 10:34:37 AM »

I've seen the pattern before, and I want to try. But I don't know how big the shirt should be. I'm a size 9, and I don't know if XL shirts will fit, or if I have to go find some XXXL shirt or something. Love the idea though! :O

I have the same problem!  I'm also a size 9, and I can't really use normal sized shirts to make anythng but..... shirts.  I happened to get a 4XL (YES, XXXXL ..... how crazy) free from a Jay-Z concert, and made it into a dress...... even then, there was barely any material to spare!!  I guess we're destined to use multiple t-shirts at a time for our pants.  haha. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2007 01:09:48 PM »

thanks for all of the kind words!  this was my second attempt at using a sewing machine (the first was a reconned shirt), so it really means a lot to me!

CaribouOnTheSea, i actually didn't use any elastic.  rather than sewing the sleeve pieces on to the top of the pants to create additional height, i sewed them on in a way that created a fold-over band (folding over one layer on the inside, one on the outside).  the sleeve hems add a bit of elasticity and the additional layers of fabric creates a sort of thin 'padding', so no elastic necessary!

and for anyone who doesn't already know - i didn't write the tutorial.  i simply borrowed it and slightly altered it.  Smiley
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