Danielle suggests this (hat tip) would make a fun pattern puzzle: harem pants! Seriously, all the cool kids are making them now. When we were in Paris last fall, we saw them on a lot of bodies. Yeah, I know a lot of people think these are truly hidgus but I have a soft spot for them. I made too many pairs of these when I was in design school thirty (ack!) years ago. That in itself is a bit frightening; well that and scalloped edgings and petal sleeves, other affectations of mine but then I never claimed to have any taste or a defined fashion sense. Love or hate them, we’ll be seeing more of this style next spring.
So boys and girls, the door is wide open on this one as far as interpretation is concerned. You can sketch drafts for long ones, short ones, hey, I’ll even take diaper skirts (I truly will, I like those too). Draw up a little sketch showing how you’d modify a basic pant or skirt pattern to make up a pair. Alternatively, you can write up a description of the pattern modifications. Winner gets our undying admiration.
I almost didn’t post this thinking this puzzle was too simple, these are really easy to make and hard to mess up. A good project for beginners. If you louse it up, you can call it an intended design effect just like the pros do. Yeah us!