Palazzo pants are trendy now-a-days. They can be worn with a long kurti or even a short top or a t-shirt. So lets learn how to make one.
DRAFTING and CUTTING
A-B = D-E = width of bottom of the pant + 2"
Width of the bottom can be kept as much as desired. you can keeep it more if you want it loose. Usually the bottoms of palazzo pants are quite wide but i preferred medium width. So, I've taken 12" + 2" (seam allowances)
AD = BE = length of your pant (please note: do not add 1" for seam allowance here as we will atttach a separate waist belt)
BC = Crotch length obtained by Total length (AD=BE)/4
Draw a line MC parallel to AB
O is the mid-point of AB.
P is the mid-point of DE. Join OP. This line crosses the above line at R.
G to 2 = 0.5"
take your hip measurement. Divide it by 4. Add 2". this is the MC length. Let this be 'm'. now mark 'm/2' from R both sides and mark "M and "C".that,is, R is the mid-point of MC.
For example if your hip measurement is 40, then 40/4 = 10 + 2" = 12".then 12/2 = 6" = MR = RC.
AF = TM + 1" Join MF with a curve.
FG = (Your waist measurement + 2)/ 4
Draw a straight line from G to H.
Draw a curve from G to C as in this fig.
Measure 14" (your knee length)from E and mark N.
Knee width, LK = MC-1" such that S is the mid-point of LK. ( in the example above, LS=SK = 5.5")
Again take the points z and z' just like L and K above but ZP = PZ' = MR = RC (i.e. 6" in the above example).
Now cut along FM , MT and TD. Also cut along GC' and C'E. The front pieces are now ready.
Place the cut front piece over folded fabric for cutting back pieces. The red lines indicate the front piece and the blue lines indicate the back pieces in the given fig. Mark S such that GS = 1" and T such that CT = 2". Mark S' such that E'S' = 1.5" now join T and S' as shown. Mark A' and D' cut along the line. Also cut along STS'. Now, you obtain two back pieces.
|Fig. Cutting the pieces|
Join the crotch areas of the two front pieces. Also do the same with the back two pieces.
Attach the belt to the waist and insert the elastic. Now stitch the bottom edges in double fold. Lastly close all the open edges of the leg pieces (obviously except for the bottom opening!!)
* For more information on how to attach the waist belt, you can refer to my earlier post legging stitching method
And.. your palazzo pant is ready!!