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Rus Pants Tutorial


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Alright peoples, here's a guide to make the EASIEST and MOST FRACKING COMFORTABLE pants you will have EVER worn for Dagorhir or life in general. Be prepared to have your mind blown with how !@#$ easy this is. Seriously. MINDS WILL BE BLOWN.

STEP 0. ACQUIRE FABRIC.
I use less than 2 yards (I use precisely 5 feet) of almost 60" wide fabric for a pair of pants. If you're taller perhaps you will need more than 2 yards, it depends on the measurement you will make below. Get some linen off the internet, I regularly link sales on the Eryndor fb group!

STEP ONE. BIG ASS RECTANGLES.
Measure from your Waist to your mid-Calf. This is the length of your big rectangles.
The width will be either 40" or 50" (or greater) depending on your particular body and how much poof you want. I use 40" rectangles because then I can REALLY maximize my fabric use, and, for those of you who don't know me, I'm short and slender.

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Start by folding your fabric in half like so.

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Press that !@#$ real good. I haven't because I didn't think of doing this tutorial until I had already pressed and cut !@#$ out.

Fold in half so that the measuring tape is equal to your waist-to-calf measurement (mine is 30")

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Measure either 20" or 25" at the top (or half of however wide you want the pants). Using your brain bits and knowing how we've folded things you'll realize we're making TWO rectangles that will unfolded measure 40 or 50" across and your measurement length wise. Fricken fantastic I hate cutting so only cutting a few things is the best farking thing ever.

CONGRATS THESE ARE YOUR BIG RECTANGLES. LET'S MAKE SOME LITTLE ONES!!!!

LITTLE ASS RECTANGLES
This is a very empirical part for me. You'll have two strips of fabric leftover and depending on how wide that !@#$ is I either sew them together and make the calf portion or I can use them as is.

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For this pair I had to sew them together, then instead of measuring I just wrapped that !@#$ around my calf and fitted it with a pin like so.

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OPTIONALLY you can leave this step out and just gather the bottom and have capri style. You could even sew a drawstring into the bottom part so they fit properly with boots or something. If you're short on fabric and want the 50" rectangles version I would go with this.

STEP C. ONE GIANT ASS GUSSET
You will need a gusset that is probably about as big as the rectangles for the bottom portion of the leg. This will give you all of the wonderful room in the world to lunge, do splits and sprawl in your campchair.

STEP PUT IT TOGETHER PART UNO
Congrats! You have two giant rectangles and two small rectangles. You will now make them be friends.

Take the small rectangle, put the face of the fabric that you want inside the pants down on a surface. Take the big rectangle and place it on top of the small rectangle with the face of the fabric you want inside the pants facing up. It's a sandwich with the pretty bits of the fabric making out with each other.

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So since you pressed your fabric into nice rectangles, you know where the middle of your little and big rectangles are. Line these portions up and pin the middle of the big to the middle of the little. Also make a mark where the little rectangle will be sewn into a tube on either side of the fabric; this will indicate where you will finish gathering the big rectangle.

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Now you will gather the big rectangle into the little. Fold the fabric and pin that !@#$ in place. Don't worry about making it perfect, just fold it on itself so that half of the big rectangle is pinned into half of the little rectangle.

Sew!! You'll get the hang of it and like I said it doesn't have to be precise, it'll just be poofy and awesome later.

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PUT IT TOGETHER NUMERO DUEX
HOLY !@#$ NOVA IT LOOKS LIKE I HAVE TWO LEGS OF RUS PANTS OMG OMG OMG.

Yes, you delightful reader, you do.

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Let's turn them into pants shall we?

Pin your little rectangles together where you marked them earlier. Choose a point about halfway up the big rectangle, this is where you will insert your gusset. I'm really terrible at describing this, but you put that !@#$ in there by sewing one edge of the small square onto your big rectangle and then the connecting edge onto the other seam of the big rectangle. Shitty explanation I know but if you google Gusset or what not you'll probably find a better description.

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Either way don't worry overly much about how well you position the gusset or how precisely you get it in there. These !@#$ are going to be so poofy aint nobody gonna notice. The gusset is Freedom and this is America. Give that America some Freedom. America's love Freedom.

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Here are some shitty photos attempting to show how it goes together.

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PUTTING IT TOGETHER PART WHATEVER
!@#$ SON YOU'VE GOT A LEG SEWN UP. Time to put these two legs together to make some legit pants. Do the same thing to the other leg as you did to the first but holy !@#$ now you have the gusset connected to the other leg. Make those !@#$ go together. This is where working with linen is nice because that !@#$ won't slip as you're trying to line it up. Do your best and don't worry if the top doesn't match, this is from your probably uneven gathering of the big rectangle into the little. It will look awesome.

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PUTTING THEM TOGETHER PART HOLY !@#$ PANTS
OMG it's together, they're pants, holy !@#$ that's an 80-100" waistline.

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So let's sew some string into them to make them draw string. Fold the top edge over the string like so.

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Snip the fabric so you can shove the strings through so they come out the right side. I'm sure there's a fancy way to do this but I could really honestly care less.

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IF YOU PUT THE SELVEDGE OF THE FABRIC ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PANTS THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO. THE BOTTOM WITH NOT UNRAVEL. OTHERWISE HEM THE BOTTOM. HOLY !@#$ RUS PANTS. GO LOOK AWESOME AND BE THE MOST COMFORTABLE YOU'VE EVER BEEN IN YOUR GODDAM LIFE.

<3 Nova

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Last edited by Novariel, 5/5/2013, 10:44 pm
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