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Harem pants with tiny mirrors

Added Dec 11, 2011

by olac

Toronto, Canada






My brother lives in Dubai. I asked him to buy me some Indian fabric. He said he couldn’t find any (really?) so he got me a punjabi set. The fabric was stunning – maroon georgette with little mirrors stitched on by hand. But I would just about never get to wear a punjabi… I could have made an evening dress from it, but then I would also almost never wear it… And so the fabsit waited for a decade, until harem pants made a come back and I had a brain wave!

So here they are. The easiest pattern ever! 40 minutes from cut to finish. Instructions were found on line, and I see they have also been posted by another member on Burda Style. The original pattern has a seam down the front, I did not like that, so I cut them with a seam on the side.

I added the cuffs at the bottom to utilise the best features of the fabric.

The pants are a bit see-through, so may have to worn with long tops or a slip.

Material Notes

georgettte from a punjabi set




Garment Type

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    Dec 3, 2015, 03.44 PMby Martini18

    Where did you find this pattern? Love the pants – easy to wear for preschool.

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    Sep 16, 2014, 06.56 AMby KamySole

    Very good on you and I’ll try the self-timer also

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    Dec 12, 2011, 01.46 PMby max

    Self-timer! Brilliant….Thanks!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 09.08 PMby max

    Beautiful fabric and they look good on you. I was inspired by kazz here and made this pattern. I call them “Hammer Pants” . As soon as I get someone to take pics for me, I’ll post. I didn’t think I would like them but I do!!

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      Dec 12, 2011, 05.49 AMby olac

      Yeah, I had such a crush on MC Hammer when I was 14.. :-)
      I use self timer on my camera to take my photos, otherwise they would never happen! I then crop them to a right size in Picture Manager.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 08.52 PMby fashionfreek

    Nice pants.:-) Can you walk with them ok?

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      Dec 12, 2011, 01.37 PMby olac

      Yep, walking not a problem, they wear much like an A-line skirt would.

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