I plan to make several more this week. Now measure out the elastic you will need by pulling it at your hips and ankles to determine length. Pants In The Sixteenth Century. For the ankle casings, braid elastic should be fine. This is your belt line.
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Disappointed because the instructions and the examples look great. I am still trying to figure out a way to put the pattern together, so maybe I will get some use out of it. Description Silky track pants are trending for warm weather and hot climates. Pattern Details Intended Paper Size: A4 21cm x Recommended Fabrics Rayon Lawn Silk. Optional Supplies Bias Tape Cording. Ease of Pattern Assembly.
If using elastic instead of a drawstring for the top edge, I strongly recommend using the non-roll type of elastic. It has ribs that opposite the direction o the stretch, as shown in the photo to the right, and is less likely than braid elastic to twist inside the casing when you are wearing the pants.
For the ankle casings, braid elastic should be fine. Ankle elastic generally doesn't have the twisting problem that hip line elastic does. If the pants are made of a heavy fabric such as brocade or glitter dot, it may be better to use a drawstring than elastic for the top edge. If the pants fabric is too heavy for the elastic to hold it up, the pants can fall down. A drawstring won't have this problem. When I insert my elastic or drawstring into the casing, I personally prefer to use a bodkin shown in the photo to the right instead of a safety pin.
I find it easier to deal with. Although safety pins certainly get the job done, I find that the process goes more quickly with a bodkin. Other articles on this web site related to use of harem pants in belly dance costuming include:.
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