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Added Mar 5, 2009

by ruk

Mumbai, India




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this is a how- to for chudidar which is kind of an Indian version of leggings. Unlike normal leggings these are ruched at the ankles. The length is kept longer than the actual size and they are fitted at the ankle so they give a ruched effect when worn. The drafting may look scary and complicated but is actually quite easy if you follow the steps. This way you can make them according to your size. Use a stretchy material like jersey or stretch cotton or lycra so that they fit well. If you are using cotton or any other material which is not stretchy ,cut the pattern on bias grain to give your garment a stretch.




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    Jun 8, 2010, 06.58 AMby smartalex999

    Thank you so much for this pattern! I love it so much!

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    Jan 17, 2010, 10.38 PMby nojallakuutamo

    This is my fav fav fav pattern here, I just found it. PURE MATH, which I usually hate :) Tomorrow, I will go to the store and buy a fabric for chudidar and after I’ll upload some pix.

    Thank you!

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    Jan 17, 2010, 05.12 PMby hasi

    Thank you so much for these instructions!! They are super-easy to follow and a nice variation of the common leggings.

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    Nov 25, 2009, 05.45 PMby jigpark

    Hey! This tutorial is great! But, do you know abuot how many yards I would need to make this?

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    Aug 10, 2009, 12.18 AMby akutyger

    I also found the waist – knees to be on the big side and I had already modified the pattern quite a bit based on the previous comment, sizing things smaller. I’m not sure, but perhaps the pants are meant to be big on the top? Luckily the modifications I made will allow me to sew the seams in farther and make them fit. I do love this tutorial because it really gave me a perspective on measurements necessary for this kind of project.

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