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Pattern: Largest Salwar by eqos Pattern: Largest Salwar by eqos
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First people complain that my clothes are all too small for them, then they see these pants and complain that it's too big. HELLO THAT'S THE POINT.

This is very simple to make, but people tend to be confounded by it because it's so different from modern pants.

Rotate the gusset 90" from how it's drawn, and connect the large angle with where the small angle was cut out (at the crotch). The small angles connect to the pants at the ankle. Each side of the diamond goes down the legs.

If you use this pattern on DA, I'd like to see what you made. :)
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nursingdad Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love this!
mistakenolive Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
I've been doing the math to make sure either this or the smaller one would fit my hubby, and I think I know why they complained it was too small/big. My guess is someone who went by the waist measurement but has large hips/belly tried it with it over the belly and found it a little tight, particularly in the lower belly and crotch, if not right away then definitely when they sat down. When they tried the larger one, it had more than ample space, when they just needed a little, and were swimming in it.

The thing with large bellies is they take up crotch space when the pants are worn over the belly. That's why so many large guys wear their pants below the belly line. My hubby has a waistline of over 90 inches, but since he wears pants under the belly, he comfortably wears 48 inch waist pants.

If my hypothesis is correct about the complaint, a better solution would have been to lower the crotch gusset, or add side panels to open up the "belly" space.

Make no mistake, you're a saint for giving us free patterns, and beggars can't be choosers, I just wanted to share that insight for future sewers.
eqos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014   Artisan Crafter
That is good insight. It's definitely something to keep in mind when making the patterns. And i've been working on this in regards to making closer-fitting pants.

(Funny thing is that I got the complaints from people looking at the pants without trying them on :roll: )
mistakenolive Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Oh, that'll do it. They probably looked at the 45 inches and didn't realize the waistline would be *double* that because there was a front *and* back.
jvfriedman Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
I'm making these in cotton flannel for Pennsic, and they are the most comfortable garments I have ever put on my body. I left the cuffs ungathered for airflow, and I basically never want to take them off.

eqos Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I made some in flannel for SCA pajamas. They are so awesome.
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