Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Palazzo Pants | Easy DIY

how to draft, cut and sew Palazzo pants with yourself
Now a days Palazzo Pants are in fashion, from straight leg cut to full flared palazzos so many versions can be seen.
In this easy version its cutting is simliar to straight trousers with a slight variation in cutting method from crotch area towards bottom folding, different types of palazzo can be made.
Full flared palazzo or sharara cutting is different and required more fabric, will show  that in seprate post.
Half flared palazzo ( as shown in picture No. 1 of first image) can be made with following instructions of this post.
Detailed instructions for marking, cutting and sewing palazzo pants are given below:
Height = Ready height of pants + 2 & 1/2" ( 2" for waist band and 1/2" for bottom folding.
Hip measurement = Hip/4 + 3"( for example 36/4+3=12")
Palazoo draft has been shown below:
instructions for drafting palazzo pants

As per draft:
A-H is height.
A-C= crotch length =height/4+2" (for example 40/4+2=12"( 2 " is for waist band if attaching waist band seprate than  these 2" will not required).
D-F= 2 & 1/2"
D-E=1"
Draw a curve from B to F joining E to it.
H-I is width of leg.
From H to I  you can take I 1, I 2, I 3 or I 4 will decide the width of legs. This will also decide the shape and flare of Palazzo pants.
Sewing Instructions:
First open the folded cloth pieces you will get 2 leg parts, place them on each other and sew them for crotch area( B-E-F) from both sides.
Fold it in the way that crotch stitch line comes on center.
Prepare waist band by inserting elastic in it, secure elastic with another stitch.
Stitch from one leg folding to another leg folding , take 1/2 '' of cloth and then fold both bottom leg parts if want to attach lace to it you can also attach lace to it.( as shown black palazzo)
Note: Flare of palazzo totally depends upon the width  and texture of fabric.
As you seen in Pic this black palazzo is made from 1 metre of cloth, I have used glaze cotton fabric with 58" width( double araz cloth) as one metre is 39" and palazzo ready height is 40" by  attaching 4" lace on bottom , top waist band folding can be easily made with 1 metre of cloth.
2 . For  flared palazzo use soft and elastic fabric and for straight palazzo use stiff fabric.
Leg opening width depends upon your choice and comfort.
In this tutorial I have given easy method, for fitted palazzo pants from wiast to hip area as available in market, they use straight waist band on front and elastic on back side,  from crotch area to knee point a slanting curve is used reducing 1" of fabric and then curve towards bottom to give proper fitting.
instructions for sewing palazzo pants

Hope you will find this tutorial helpful.

1 comment:

pallavi jha said...

Hi abhivyaktiya..nice visiting your blog..very well explained..my doubts hv been cleared..thanks