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« on: February 25, 2006 02:52:53 PM »

but I have no idea how to sew them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PURPLE-SEXY-Embroidery-GOTHIC-EGYPTIAN-HAREM-PANTS-Sz-L_W0QQitemZ5465607030QQcategoryZ63863QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

 I got one pair on ebay but think I should be able to sew a pair for less than the $30 they are charging.

Do you think it would be too hard to copy the pattern from the pants?
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2006 03:11:02 PM »

NO these wouldn't be hard. I am a super novice sewer, but this is a simple design, and VERY flexible! Like a wrap skirt, the sizing is very forgiving! IF you already have a pair, just take a look at them insideout and you can see how the 'puzzle' works! I had a pair of these style pants and loved them! That was a number of years ago, sure wish I still had them! I think the only draw back would be that they take up a lot of fabric...
Go for it! Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2006 04:14:31 PM »

http://members.iinet.net.au/~damask/raqs/costumes/

This page has good instructions for sewing your basic belly dance costume harem pants...I've made em with non-elastic legs as sort of Palazzo pants.  They are super comfy and pretty to wear with a more fitted top.  I think you'll definitely be able to use the pair you bought as a pattern, but this page might help if not Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2006 05:03:21 PM »

There is a post here with a tutorial by PinkMafia it's the last post on the first page.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=27596.0
There is a tut here too
http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/archives/008262.html
Or you can use Simplicity 5508


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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2006 08:31:24 PM »

I was going to say that they are very similar to the tai fishermans pants that some have posted here.  But someone beat me to it.  I have added that store to my favorite sellers, it is not often you see unusual and interesting clothing like that in plus sizes. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2006 06:13:56 PM »

I'd recommend the clothes.  They do bleed so wash them seperate the first time.  And they need to be washed on a gentle setting.  I ruined one top by washing on a regular setting Sad
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2006 07:55:46 PM »

Yea they look great, but I am kind of like you, I don't know that I have EVER spent $30 on a top.  Or a dress.  Huh  But you never know I might slurge one of these days. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2006 11:59:02 AM »

http://www.keepsakequilting.com/KQShopping/partsview.asp?action=lookup&partno=7510&subject=&catpos=

i bought this pattern. it takes a little bit to make because of all the hemming. but i agree, very flattering, comfortable, and down right sexy.

ive made about 4 pairs.
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2006 09:48:36 AM »

those are cute, my kid made something similar for a cosplay thingy ( dressing up like a ninja as her brother likes to say ).
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=44203.0
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2006 05:48:50 AM »

Is this style of pant actually flattering? I always avoid things that have too much fabric going on - particularly in the bottom portion. I got enough going on there with what nature has dealt me. I looked at the picture and the model is not very large. Has anyone here tried them?
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