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tiamaria
« on: July 05, 2005 02:03:36 PM »

Ok not sure if this is the right thread but does any one know the name off this style of trousers, how to make them ?? or the names of any patterns ?? of simular styles to these pictures.




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Dolores
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2005 07:55:05 AM »

If I'm seeing correctly, they are called ZOUAVE pants (pronounced zwaaaahve!) and MC Hammer wore a HUGE pair back in the day...the ones on your bottom pic are probably the most *flattering* but IMHO zouves are probably the most unflattering pants known to womankind....but anyway, you should be able to generate these from a standard pants pattern, either a pyjame type or a fitted pant, all you do is drop the crotch down as far as you want it, and get rid of the center front & back seams...think of a skirt, with legs!HTH
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2005 08:09:17 AM »

They look something like the traditional "trousers" men wear in Ghana-you'd think they'd be very uncomfortable, but actually that dropped crotch is to promote air circulation and cooling.

I heard it from a Ghanian man, so I spose he would know, as he was wearing them at the time.
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2005 08:11:58 AM »

Im Dutch they are called 'drollenvangers', and if I translate that to English that would make 'poocatchers'  Cool
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tiamaria
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2005 03:04:00 PM »

does any one know of any patterns etc. ??
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2005 11:17:10 AM »

hard to tell, but the second pair look like short harem pants (which in traditional turkish style have the crotch at about knee level)  there's several places online with basic patterns.  here's a few, or you can probably find others on Google, they're pretty common on sites about Belly-Dance

http://www.shanmonster.com/belly/costuming/h_pants.html
http://www.shira.net/cg/harempants.htm
http://www.zilltech.com/FAQCostumeHP.html
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2006 10:00:57 PM »

the one thing about these pants, is if you have enough thigh to rub as you walk, you get chaffed bad! WOAH...I just had this huge deja-vu thing. anyway...yeah chaffing= BAD.
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