I don't know about your Sunday, readers, but my mine was all about harem pants -- or sarouel pants, Hammer pants, drop-crotch pants, or whatever you choose to call them.
I made these using Simplicity 4788 (the Aladdin-type costume pattern) and while they're not difficult to put together, they are time consuming. I found the fabric -- a dull metallic poly satin on one side, with a sueded finish on the other -- at the Salvation Army last week for a whopping $2. I decided to put the satiny metallic side on the outside.
The pattern is essentially two side pieces and a draped center, plus a waistband casing with elastic. And side pockets. (A long sash will tie around the waist.)
The draped center has multiple pleats on both the front and the back (which are essentially identical).
I ran out of fabric and had to make the inside of the waistband out of a different fabric. No biggie; it doesn't show.
Before the elastic waistband was attached, the pants looked like this:
With the waistband, they look like this:
OK, not exactly exciting, but they'll work with the rest of the costume very well. Let's face it: Aladdin is not supposed to outshine Scheherazade, though the fabrics I'm using are quite luxurious -- well, as luxurious as polyester can be.
Tomorrow I will likely tackle the vest or the shirt; I haven't decided which yet.
Readers, I hope you have had a productive weekend sewing-wise. Can you believe it -- Halloween is just ten days away. Yikes!
Have a great day, everybody!
PS - Do you think those pants are too costumey to wear in real life?
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