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Harem Pants accomplished!

It has been a long time desire of mine to make or buy a pair of harem pants but something or the other has stopped me. I never found the one I liked, no pattern appealed to me so far, and I was skeptical of how they would look on my short curvy shape. When Ann from Designer Stitch floated an inspiration picture that she was planning to draft, I signed up instantly! The picture reminded me of Indian patiyala salwaar style that I have always loved.

Well, I gave it a go and I have made 2 pairs and worn them back to back for days! Presenting the Indu pants by Designer Stitch.




What makes them super fun is the shape and also the multiple wrapping opportunities to keep changing the look! I love them loose on the sides though I also like to tuck one side to the center and one side loose. Aanya calls them "Jasmine pants" and Mehul thinks they're some sort of a rocket shape. Even hubby loves them and wants me to make more :)




For the Black pair, I picked a rayon spandex border print that was previously earmarked for a wrap dress but this came out so wonderfully! I made a matching top for that popular romper look but both pieces can be worn separately. Love a two-fer :) The top is hacked G&G Drama dress. I used the flared skirt version and just cut it at waist level.


For the blue pair, I used a mystery poly spandex print that had wonderful drape. I got this in a mystery box from Pretty Posh. The weight and drape of this fabric was just perfect for the pants.


If you look back at my 2018 sewing goals post, you might spy some harem pants in my #2018makenine challenge. This completes second item for the challenge and I have the third item complete as well since I was late to publish this post!



BTW, the Indu pants come with a straight leg version as well and the tester versions I have seen seem really nice. I will make those at some point as well but not before making 4 more of the wrap version :) Seriously, I'm swooning over them still!





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