Drop Crotch Genie Pants

Added Aug 14, 2010

by lewc88

Baton Rouge, Lou...

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Two years ago I went backpacking in Europe and everyone – men and women – was wearing these awesome drop crotch pants. I totally had to have these; I hadn’t seen anyone in the states (or at least Louisiana) wearing them. I found some that I liked online, but couldn’t handle paying 20 bucks plus shipping for something that I knew I could make myself.

This past march I found some awesome ethnic knee-pants at a medieval reenactment fair. I loved the woven fabric details and bright colors, but I hated the non-drop-crotch and not-baggy-enough legs. I swiped them for 8 bucks, though, with plans of improving the designs.

I carefully deconstructed the pants with a seam ripper, salvaged the colorful fabric I liked so much, and improvised my own drop-crotch pants out of a blue linen-look-alike fabric. I started with a gigantic “shorts” pattern and fiddled around with the pleating in the front and back until I got a drape that I wanted. I’ve seen a lot of drop-crotch pants that don’t really do much for your bum and make it look saggy. I wanted a more “skirty” effect. I also made the pants high-wasted (which the originals didn’t have) because I think it’s flattering and makes my butt look bigger (which I want). I like to wear these with a plain black tank and minimal silver jewelry.

Please pardon the bad photography.

Material Notes

faux linen
salvaged cotton weave

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Unisex
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Ethnic
Material
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Linen, Polyester, Rayon, Silk

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