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Hammer Time Harem Pants

Added Nov 11, 2009

by ashchaser

Nashville, Tenne...






This semester I was finally able to take my clothing I class and for our first project we had to create something to wear on the bottom half of your body, but you must use a store-bought pattern (not my favorite). After flipping through patternbooks I eventually narrowed it down to a few things I didn’t really care for but still caught my eye, and though I could never see myself wearing these pants I chose the pattern and went with the “harem style”. For my fabric I found a soft dark olive herringbone made from polyester – although now I know I should’ve gone with a bit more wrinkle resistant because this particular type creases way too well. Nonetheless the material still gave it a good somber look, easy to dress up or down and wow are they fun to wear!
You get the feeling that you are wearing stylish pajamas in them, and I know some of you are thinking “I can’t wear this i’ll look ridiculous!” well you should because you might be suprised, I know I was.
Also this was my first project sewn in class with their machines and it was quite interesting considering I have never used a machine with a computer in it, and a serger to finish the insides. It turned out quite nicely and you would never guess that this is my first sewn pair of pants…

Material Notes

I am not a huge fan of directions, yes would like to know the chronological order of things sometimes and pictures always help, but I have never really followed everything it says to to. Of course in this project I would have to execute most if not all steps for this, so that was fun… and a little confusing.



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Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Ethnic, Geek, Rock, Steampunk, Vintage

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    Aug 15, 2010, 05.02 PMby annaelisabeth

    love how the belt and pleats give the pants a modern and romantic look at the same time

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    May 4, 2010, 09.50 AMby klasika

    Those are fantastic!!!

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    Mar 26, 2010, 01.32 AMby rebexy

    these really do look so fun to wear! nice choice!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 07.33 PMby tschasta

    normally i would say, in this throusers every woman looks fat, but i am mistaken, it really looks great with this fabric and it fits very good. and it looks very stylish when you wear it. Great compliment

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    Nov 12, 2009, 10.57 PMby agnarogn

    Really cool – love how the wide they are and nice folds and details

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    Nov 12, 2009, 09.57 PMby squiggles

    Please please tell me what pattern u used, brand and number. They’re suuuper cute n perfect for my upcoming vacation. Thanx!

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      Nov 12, 2009, 11.42 PMby ashchaser

      of course! It was the Mccalls pattern M5858 and I made A with the sash. I really liked the darts and pleats in this pattern and how they fit so well, yet the sizing is a bit off. I am a size 6-8 and quite short yet the measurements for me were in the size 12, which would have turned out as pants! I cut out the “wrong” size 8 and ended up adjusting the pleats half an inch each and somehow it turned out fittig perfectly!

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    Nov 12, 2009, 09.56 PMby squiggles

    Please please tell me what pattern u used, brand and number. They’re suuuper cute n perfect for my upcoming vacation. Thanx!

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    Nov 12, 2009, 07.22 PMby tejka

    omg! what a great pants!! I am completely jelaous…:D great job!!!

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    Nov 12, 2009, 05.11 PMby ashchaser

    Thanks everyone! My back yard looks pretty awesome at the moment, its been a very warm november and I like to just lounge around and look at the colors- in these pants of course

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    Nov 12, 2009, 10.16 AMby maha1965

    it looks great on you and it is a trend these days so don’t hesitate to wear it. The photo location is amazing and suits the color theme

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    Nov 12, 2009, 12.15 AMby ink

    holy crappola. I can’t believe that I actually had a flashback to HIGHSCHOOL in the eighties with a. YOUR BOOTS and b. HAREM pants I had sewn. WHY did I not document it !!!! You go girl in those harem pants!

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    Nov 11, 2009, 11.29 PMby richendaewen

    cool cool cool

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    Nov 11, 2009, 10.17 PMby luzie

    wow, that’s supercool! looks great on you!!!

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