Sarouel pants – rainy day fun

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Ha! what a day. It’s been raining here for 13 days. Lots of rain. So much that I had to go out in the garden and move leaves to allow water to flow past my porch. These pics, well, wet shirt and hair, definitely no makeup.

But I really have had fun with this project. I’ve been scoping sarouel pants for some time, because they’re a bit funky and look so comfortable. Plus, my son wants some!

Could not find a pattern (do you have one?), so I worked with some things I found on Pinterest (a link here).  start point

Here’s my first draft, using a tie-dye rayon/lycra knit I was willing to sacrifice. The base pattern is my version of  Love Notions Sabrina Slims, because I wanted the pants to be at my natural waist, not low-rise hip-hop:

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My pants, with no waistband, were awful! I had an udder at the crotch and sufficient room in the front and back for a hand of bananas. That’s about as nicely as I can describe it 🙂

So, I added the waistband and pared away the crotch excess as needed. I hope I can remember the changes, because these are the most comfortable pants I’ve ever made!!

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I’m wearing them now, I wore them out to the market, I might not take them off.

Awesome! Ciao – Coco

6 thoughts on “Sarouel pants – rainy day fun

  1. You look fabulous in your new pants, but you look good in everything! I bought Happy Homemade Sew Chic by Yoshiko Tsukiori just for the her pattern, straight-cut Saourel pants. I think they would be super comfy! I am so sick of this rain, now we are being told that we could get an additional 12 inches due to Alberto and it’s not even officially hurricane season, YUCK! Please be careful and take care of yourself!

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  2. I can’t picture myself in these kind of pants but they so adorable on you! (Your pair almost tempt me to give them a try, but no, I do not have your same build.) I also love the white top. Is that something you made?

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  3. You are so clever! I’ve been interested is similar pants but have not found them either. Folkwear has a pattern with the title sarouel pants but they do not look like proper sarouel pants to me. Yours are just right! Well done!

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