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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2008 07:09:22 PM »

I think that I need to make some of those harem pants!
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« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2008 08:08:27 PM »

making the harem pants is really easy.  I tried an online pattern but it didn't work, so I just got a wide legged pants pattern.  The one I had was OOP, it was at a thrift shop, but you could use something like this:

http://images.burdafashion.com/images/repos/1/000/001/705/000001705598
A free pattern is available at Burdastyle:

http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/show/468


http://assets1.burdastyle.com/assets/images/3d/ab/3dab7908c54319b7215bd288d0ab39329fa243ec/250x225.jpg?1212446155

Eliminate the waistband part and ignore the markings for the darts.  Sew the pants as if they were pajamas, no fly opening or anything.

Then use your buttonhole maker to make two buttonholes, one on either side of the center front seam. about 3 cm from the top edge.  Fold and press down the seam and sew to make the casing.  thread twill tape through the casing, leaving about 25 cm extra on each end so the person has something to tie with.

For the gathered bottom edging: I used a gathering foot, then folded the gathered edges under and stitched them there.  I could have gathered to a band, also, but this was enough.

The reason I didn't use any elastic in the construction of these pants is because traditionally this was not done, the elastic is still not reliable in the long term.  It can get worn out and iffy, and we don't want the pants to come loose at the waist.  By using the twill tape and the casing, Saturn can replace her drawstring later if she prefers.  I didn't use self-fabric drawstrings because I don't enjoy turning the tube, and anyway I happened to have some twill tape in my stash.
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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2008 08:33:57 AM »

Thank you!! I have some yards of leopard print satiny fabric that I got for my birthday that is going to be turned into some comfy harem pants!
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2008 10:33:09 AM »

Ok, here's what I sent Therisa  Smiley



A hip scarf with lots of jingly coins on it. I also added some beaded dangle embellishments in the center and on each end of the scarf to match the jewelry I made to match.



This is a headdress, the points can be worn on the forehead like a circlet. The "coins" are made from pink seashell.



This is the matching slave bracelet and earrings.



Everything together, and a practice CD we use in my belly dance class.

Glad you enjoyed everything! I had fun crafting for you.   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2008 11:29:17 AM »

Thanks again, Saturn, and thanks for posting the pics!  I can enjoy these soon.  Everything was very nice.
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2008 01:52:01 AM »

Oh the hip scarf is so pretty! I love the slave bracelet too, its beautiful. Plus everything is so well matched.

Nice work Saturn!
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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2008 06:21:51 PM »

Very pretty! That's an awesome package!
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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2008 08:19:58 PM »

Thanks! glad y'all liked it. It's the first hip scarf I've ever made and the first wearable item I've made on my mini sewing machine.  Wink I was overjoyed that wal-mart had coin trim though!  Grin Grin Grin

I can't wait to see more packages and what you ladies came up with!
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« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2008 08:23:03 PM »

I received an awesome package from my partner Scotskipper.

The whole lot.


She sent
- a long jacket with middle eastern-style buttons.
- 3 wall plaques


- chandelier earrings - I normally don't wear too much color, but I love these!


- Handmade bad, fan, wooden skewers for kebabs


- apron- I love that it's vinyl....keeps it waterproof...very useful with a baby around Smiley


Thank you Scotskipper! I love everything you sent, and you have been an awesome partner!
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« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2008 05:55:12 AM »

great package - I don't normally wear earrings, but i would wear those -they are cute!
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