I can hear you already? "Are harem pants back in style????" I don't know, but I made a pair!
I used this pattern, which I'm pretty sure has been removed from the McCall's latest pattern books.
The whole time I was making them I kept careening back and forth between thinking they would turn out so awesome and what the heck am I wasting my time on these for? But in the end, I actually really love the way they turned out. They're super trendy, which I am generally not, but I think they're fun...for this year at least.
Actually, I spent some time in the south of France a few years ago and harem pants were all the rage there back then. I laughed at them when I first saw them but of course I left with a pair in my backpack on my way home.
I even bought this funny outfit while I was in India.
It can be worn low on the hips as pants or up high as a little jumper. But there's no hiding the fact they they are harem pants. (In India they called them "Ali Baba" pants. I'm still not sure that's very politically correct but when in Rome...)
I guess I must have a thing for them, considering I now own 3 pair. What do you think? Are you ready to throw a pair on????
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