Added Oct 31, 2009
Harem pants have been popular recently and i’ve thought long and hard about whether i like them or think they’re silly. There are some ‘out there’ harem pants, you know MC Hammer style and they’re a big NO NO for me but i have seen some slimmer styles that i thought could possibly be ok. Then i saw Sandramary’s version of McCalls 5858 and rushed to buy the pattern.
I made these in some fabric from my stash which i think is a cotton blend or some sorts as my (hopefully) wearable muslin. Other than sewing one of the pockets to the right side of the fabric they were put together quite easily and took only a night of sewing.
I made the longer length and used size 8 and added an inch to the side seams of each piece and they fit perfectly! They are soooooo comfortable and easy to wear. The only thing i would change is the bagginess around the bum, there’s a little too much ;)
I may think they’re great and will possibly make another pair but my husband is not such a fan.
cotton blend fabric, polyester thread, invisible zipper.
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