Capri pants

Capri pants (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)Description : Capri pants are pants or trousers that have been shortened to mid calf or just below this. They are more often worn by women, although men also wear them in more relaxed climates.
Parts : right leg, left leg, front, back, cuffs, waistband, pockets (optional).
Preferred fabrics : Any.
Construction : Usually made from four pattern pieces, left front, left back, right front and right back, along with cuffs and waist band.
Sewing problem areas : As for any pair of pants or trousers.
Example creations : Nichola capris, Grey capri pants, Brown capris,
Example patterns : Although a great many commercially available patterns for capris are available, few patterns are available free of charge. For the most part, it is better to use a pattern or how-to for trousers or pants (e.g. drafting the trouser block, Ellen trousers - free) and adapt these for capris. Lounge pants (free), Capri children's pants, Nichola trousers, Janina trousers, et.
Uses worldwide : Capri pants are worn in mild or hot climates throughout the world.
Origins and history : Capri pants were initially the result of the work of European designer Sonja de Lennart in 1948. The name derives from the Italian island of Capri, where they were a popular fashion in the 1950s. They became popular in the 1960's as a result of being worn by Mary Tyler Moore in the popular Dick Van **** television show of that era.
Alternate names : long shorts, high waters, clam diggers, three-quarters, manpri
Related or similar garments : pants or trousers
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