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Super wide palazzo pants

Added Jan 2, 2012

by olac

Johannesburg, So...






I have always loved palazzo pants. The “main” fabric is synthetic, but looks like raw linen, without the bulk. The trim is raw linen, and was the reason for these pants. I fell in love with it when I saw it, but is was soooo expensive. So I only bought 0.5m and used it as trim.

I used the Burdastyle Ellen pants pattern, widened from about the mid-thigh (no need ot add bulk in the bum!), changed the waist to be elasticated and added pockets.




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    Mar 1, 2012, 09.29 PMby sala22

    How did you make the waistband elasticized? Did you widen the pattern from the top? I’d love to try this variation too! Thanks!

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      Mar 2, 2012, 07.02 AMby olac

      All I did was skip making the darts and that gave me enough wiggle room. I also added 1 inch to the waist edge so I could simply fold the fabric over for the elastic band.

      This “cheat” won’t work if you are quite curvy – then you will probably need to widen the waist to fit over your hips. I don’t have big hips, so the little bit of extra width from not making the darts is enough for me.

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      Mar 3, 2012, 01.56 AMby sala22

      Oh wow thank you! I’m going to try and see how it goes!

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    Jan 5, 2012, 12.01 AMby wardrobe-cat

    Good lord they look comfy! My fave style, tight on the bum, loose on the leg. Cute fabric choices too. Go you!!

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      Jan 5, 2012, 08.48 AMby olac

      Thanks wardrobe-cat!

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    Jan 3, 2012, 06.50 AMby Andres Pinedo

    it would be cool if the top was tight fitting and the bottoms were wide like that. uber cool:)

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      Jan 3, 2012, 08.42 AMby olac

      Yes, but with the elastic, they are uber comfortable! :-)

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