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Beyond harem - we want hammerpants!

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At this year's Blood Moon Regale (Hot Pot's Halloween show), our class is penguins (the theme is Batman, we're the penguins that rescue baby Penguin)... and we need to whip up some black hammerpants. I'm talking butt-to-the-ankle, for the full penguin effect. Any suggestions on a good pattern to use/alter? Thanks!
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    Re: Beyond harem - we want hammerpants!

    Mon, September 11, 2006 - 8:31 PM
    My sister made a pair back when she was in high school - I think she used an old mccall's pattern for them, but used like a super large size. The crotch was down at the ankles and they were soooooooo cool! Seems like there's a gussetted pants pattern in "Pants for the Dance" by Dawn Devine Brown - yep on page 19.
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    Tue, September 12, 2006 - 7:04 AM
    How much pant making do you already know? do you know about crotch-making in general? If I were to do this, I would make pants WITHOUT a curved crotch-seam and put in a really big gusset that goes down to the ankles. If nothing I said makes sense, I can draw a picture.
  • Re: Hammerpants in the news!

    Wed, September 13, 2006 - 12:32 AM
    From today's New York Magazine's Fashion Week coverage, on Marc Jacobs' new colection:

    "High fashion can be pretty conceptual. That's part of the appeal. But we just know that one of the celebrities present is eventually going to show up somewhere in one of Jacobs's sets of (we can barely even bring ourselves to type these words) billowing genie pants, or, even worse, in his pair of what looked like capris crossed with Hammer pants. We're all for clothing as high art, but suggesting to that highly impressionable crowd that Hammer pants are ever a good idea, even if you happen to actually be MC Hammer, is practically criminal."
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      Re: Hammerpants in the news!

      Wed, September 13, 2006 - 11:46 AM
      *laughs* Yeah, we were pretty amused when we found out we'd basically be wearing hammerpants. But they make you look like a penguin, so it works!
  • Re: Beyond harem - we want hammerpants!

    Sat, September 16, 2006 - 1:25 PM
    Are you looking for an African pant?
    The difference being the crotch is a large rectangle rather than a higher Egyptian gusset crotch. Traditional clothes before sewing machinges, or sergers, were squared more to take advantage of the selvage being the seam edge.
    Maybe Traditional Patterns or Folkwear has such

    If you are pattern savvy the leg would be drawn back & front as one piece - no side seam- with a uuuhhh trapezoid like shape; the ankle being narrower then the waist, & a diagonal up to where you want the low crotch & then a rectangle that goes from the front waist to the back waist.

    Or make a pair of harem like pants but much fullerfrom waist to low crotch desired placing & lower the crotch through the long line &! through the curve for being able to move.

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