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1  Re: CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THESE DRAPED PANTS, I'VE SEARCHED EVERYWHERE!?!? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by dbh2ppa on: February 20, 2011 08:00:11 PM
I'm by no means an expert, so take the following advice with a grain of salt and, as you should always do, make a muslin before you cut into your good/expensive fabrics.

I think the picture is of "cowl pants", and here's what I would do:

1) Take a pattern for trousers that fit you. (Front side on the left, back side on the right).

2) Choose how low you want the "draping to be", make horizontal lines at the desired depth, and make curved lines from the waistline, to the side, as shown.

3) Cut up your pattern through those lines.

4) Arrange them so that the top parts form sort of a horizontal line, with some distance between them (The distance being two times the depth of the "draping", the more distance, the fuller the pants will be). Arrange the rest of the pieces so that the waistlines become curves, and the bottom corners are touching. Turn the hem lines into a curve. (Explaining this with words is hard, just look at the image Smiley)

Now, I'm not exactly sure whether you should cut this cross-grain, or with the grain running vertically, maybe someone with more experience can help, or just make a couple of muslins and see which one hangs best.

To sew them up, just fold it down the middle, and sew the top (going from the waistline down to the middle point), which means you'll have a seam running down the side halfway down the leg, not all the way to the hem, and then sew the rest like you would any other pair of trousers.

Hope this helps! Best of luck, and do post the results if you make them Wink

Source: Adaptations from instructions for a "cowl skirt" in Winifred Aldrich's "Metric pattern cutting".
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2  Does anyone understand these pants??? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by dbh2ppa on: December 29, 2007 12:40:03 AM
I was looking at the site this thread talk about (Which, btw, has some pretty interesting clothes)... and I stumbled across these pants and I would so love to copy those (and I mean I would REALLY love to copy those)... but I have no idea whatsoever as to how to go about it :S... does anyone around here understand how these pants are constructed?Huh Any reference to a similar pattern? Any vague idea as to how you could achieve that efect? anything?? (BTW, I can draft patterns for simple pants, and I'm pretty quick at understanding, so ANY kind of idea will do  Wink)

The page says they're "変形型ワイドパンツ" Which, according to google, would roughly translate into "Deformation-inch wide pants". That description does not help me at all  Sad But maybe it means something to one of you wiser crafters ^.^

(Sorry I didn't post an image, but I can't extract the image from the site for some weird reason :S)

Thanks in advance ^^

Finally managed to extract the images ^^
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3  Tunisian HELP!!!!! in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by dbh2ppa on: September 04, 2007 04:27:09 PM
Today I was at the yarn shop, desperately pleading for a miracle, hoping the had DPNs.... They had no idea such a thing existed... instead the girl presented me with a tunisian crochet hook asking me if that's what I was looking for (I actually got a miracle 'cause nobody knows anything beyond crocheting around here).
So, I come home very excited about my new tunisian crochet hooks (I had to buy one in each size, of course) and my beautiful new yarns.
I start tunisian crocheting a scarf in double tunisian stitch... I followed the instructions word by word... and it turns out like this:

WTF? It's leaning to the right??? I'm skipping the first vertical line, but it's still leaning to the right!!!!! What am I doing wrong??? HELP!!
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4  Help wth instructions... en espaol! (Couple of images, not too big tho) in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by dbh2ppa on: August 26, 2007 01:30:06 PM
Hey ^^... Here's the thing: I speak spanish... but I knit in english (I learned how to knit on the web so... knitting terms in spanish are totally imposible to understand for me).
This friend of mine gave me this magazine (Moda de punto Verena)... and I really want to make a sweater that's in there for my sister... but I can't figure out what this means:
"Recoger 1 punto con 1 hebra como para tejerlo al revs"
I've figured out that "recoger" means slip, "hebra" means yo... so it would be translated to
"Slip 1 stitch with 1 yo, purlwise"...
The thing is... I can't figure out if that means, "slip1 purlwise, yo" or "yo, slip one purlwise" or could be something weird like "k1 without dropping the stitch, slip1 purlwise"...

Help!!... I really wanna make that
(Btw... here's the image, so you know the results... maybe you can identify the stitch?)

And looking at it closer

Help! Please!!! Cry
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5  My first hat ^^ in Knitting: Completed Projects by dbh2ppa on: August 06, 2007 09:25:59 AM
Hi!!!!... I'm so excited ^^ Yesterday I went and bought some circular needles and thought... What shall I do with this? So I made this hat, even if I've never made anything but scarves before (First hat I ever made, worked without a pattern, I'm proud of myself ^^)
SO... what do you think? Any advice? (BTW, my camera's shitty, so the pics aren't all that good, but I couldn't wait to get a better camera to post it, I'm just too excited).
(It's a little big on me, I gotta learn how to measure Tongue)

I don't know how do people manage to take pictures of knitted stuff... I had to stuff my hat with my octopus so it could keep it's shape ^^
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