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« on: July 04, 2008 02:51:59 PM »

So, I normally detest mainstream fashion and all but I fell in love with these odd raver/seventies pants by Prada after seeing them through links on Galadarling. Any suggestions on how to make them? Tongue

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008 03:14:05 PM »

How to make them or how to make the pattern? xD
(no, honestly. would like to help^^)
I think it would be easy to make pants like this by modifying some well-fitting tight pants, in case you can get a fabric that looks like the one the pants you have are made of...

You would only have to add 2 pieces of fabric (triangles) to each leg, inserted between the front and the back side, from the knee line to the hem; at last that's what the tartan one makes me think. And I think the fabric used is a quite stiff one.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008 05:01:41 PM »

I'd wear them, I'll also be interested to see the pattern if anyone finds it!  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2008 06:14:16 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion. A pattern would be cool if anyone had one of the sort. It does seem as if there's a little curve at the start of the flared bit, kind of like a bell glass? I'm wondering if this is doable by taking a vintage/old school trouser pattern and tweaking the bottom perhaps...?

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008 07:40:49 PM »

I think the key to these pants is that the cut makes it look like the pattern "lines"  go straight down, uninterrupted from the waist/hip straight down the side of the leg (on both the outside leg and inseam.)  That makes the leg still look long, despite the huge flair at the bottom.  If I were to modify an existing pair of pants with a striped pattern, I'd leave the outside and inside leg to keep the long leg line, split the front and back, and add the panels there.

Have you searched for vintage late 60's early 70's pants?  These look very familiar...
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008 07:44:43 AM »

 8)Hahaha!!!  Cool I remember these from the 70s! Now, I'm showing my age!!! It's true. Everything comes back around. The triangle method is how we reincarnated our skinnier pants into these back in the day. Have fun!!!

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2008 07:04:08 PM »

It looks like they might have triangular godets inserted in the seams, as others have suggested, or it also might be that the front leg is cut straight down, and the back leg is cut in a fan shape starting about the knee. It's hard to tell.

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008 05:22:18 PM »

Look for dancer patterns. I am wanting to say I have seen Latina dancers wearing these, but I could be mistaken.

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2008 08:59:23 PM »

It's hard to tell with just this picture, but from what I can see the checkered and plaid pants are made in different ways. They don't seem to have the same construction, looking at the way the pattern moves.

The checkered pants I think are a stretch material and perhaps each leg is cut as one piece and the pattern piece just flares out, however, they sew a seam up four corners or however many to give it some shape and an edge to it.

The plaid pants are definitely more pieces. I can see a long piece going all the way down the front, and I suspect that the backs are just separate pieces. So while the checkered pants would be two primary pieces, a left leg, and a right leg, the plaid pants seem to be four pieces from what I can see. They have long straight front pieces, and flared back pieces.

That is the best I can surmise from this one picture.
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