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Date: 4/13/14 11:11 AM

I'm looking for patterns for two different styles of bell bottoms for my daughter. The first is a knit version -- elastic waist and very snug fit. This is the look she wants:

http://www.novellaroyale.com/collections/bells-bottoms/products/janis-bells-floral-stripe

The other pair are a bit more loose fitting, draw string waist, rayon:

http://www.novellaroyale.com/collections/bells-bottoms/products/dylan-bells-red-ethnic-floral

Can you all believe the price on these things? They also come in non-stripe florals.

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Date: 4/13/14 2:51 PM

With the first one that is tight use. Legging
Pattern and flair out from the knee.
The looser one you could use a pj pattern
That has a draw string waist. You could
Widen the legs there. Kwik sew patterns
Would be good for this.

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Date: 4/13/14 3:05 PM

I Just found this by Burda when I was looking at the catalogue today. It looks sort of similar to what you're looking for perhaps?

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Date: 4/13/14 10:38 PM

For the first one, there are lots of yoga pants patterns you could make even slimmer on top and add some more flare to the bottom. I know KwikSew has a few, Jalie would work (just make the back one solid piece instead of seamed) and I'm sure burda would have something. I would definitely go with something that has a front pattern piece and a back pattern piece (not a one piece legging pattern) because of the amount of flare you are going to want to add on the bottom.

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Date: 4/13/14 10:42 PM

This pattern would work great as a start, just add an elastic waist instead of the separate waistband and flare the legs more.
http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/corinne

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