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Hammer pants

Added Oct 31, 2009

by nikkishell

Melbourne, Austr...






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.

Material Notes

cotton blend fabric, polyester thread, invisible zipper.



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    Jun 29, 2010, 09.14 AMby stekpanandeath

    I looks very funky :D

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    Apr 24, 2010, 12.17 AMby jennifer-anne

    I’m about to make a pair of these myself, in a light chambray. I really like your version and I hope mine turn out as well as yours!

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    Nov 5, 2009, 02.10 AMby camilaustral

    i usually kind of hate that kind of pant, but you wear them great ;) i don’t know why that is… maybe the mmm ¿sober? look and fabric

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    Nov 4, 2009, 07.27 AMby richendaewen

    Thumbs up ;)

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    Nov 3, 2009, 10.36 AMby sandramary

    Very stylish and thanks for the credit! I have just coaxed my sister into making up this view as well!

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    Nov 3, 2009, 04.11 AMby bettieshambles

    Oh, this is lovely!

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    Nov 2, 2009, 05.09 PMby magicalcrown

    Very cute pants….

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    Nov 2, 2009, 10.34 AMby BeYou TiFul

    I have seen some younger girls walking around with these pants and I really liked them but I thought they wouldn’t look good on me, but now seeing your version, I am totally convinced that I should make harem pants for myself (-). I totally love yours and they look great on you!

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    Nov 1, 2009, 08.29 AMby aibby

    I love these pants too , on holidays this summer everyone was wearing them. They look so comfortable.

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    Nov 1, 2009, 08.20 AMby cynthia-1

    Nikki, I think they’re great, you trendster! x.

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    Nov 1, 2009, 05.56 AMby arete999

    I like it on you!

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    Nov 1, 2009, 01.49 AMby loyl8

    I think you did great!!!! I would totally sport them. I want to try to make some sometime but my poor machine is in the shop :(. You should try making a pair out of silk…now that would be fabulous!!!

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    Oct 31, 2009, 08.20 PMby fabricitis

    Cool. I would like to make a version that has the crotch really really low…like a foot off the ground so that it is almost like a skirt…I saw the Yamoto drummers wearing something like that for their costume and I thought it was awesome…anyone know a pattern or how to alter a pattern to capture that look?

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    Oct 31, 2009, 05.27 PMby candyjoyce

    That 2nd picture has me in stitches!! I wasn’t sure about these harem pants either but now ive seen yours i might get the pattern. My boyfriend is also decidedly against them!


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    Oct 31, 2009, 05.16 PMby irmchen

    Klasse! :) You should not consider your husband – I am sure he don’t follow fashion… ! ;)

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      Oct 31, 2009, 10.39 PMby nikkishell

      I certainly don’t consider my husband when i choose my clothes. He’s not such a fan not because he’s a follower of fashion but because the baggy style does not get his hormones raging ;)

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      Nov 1, 2009, 07.23 AMby irmchen

      O.k. Your husband seems to be a quiet normal man. ;)

      → Sorry to the ‘marked as inappropriate’.

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    Oct 31, 2009, 02.47 PMby bellamabella

    i like it…but now i have “you can’t touch this” stuck in my head…


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