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1940's Trousers

Added Aug 2, 2011

by debilovessewing

Edinburgh, Unite...






These trousers are made using Simplicity 3688, a re-released pattern originally from 1941. I made them in a lightweight navy wool. What a fabulous pattern! I really enjoyed sewing these up (despite being slightly confused about which pant legs to sew together—does anyone else get graphically challenged with trousers??)

I paired these trousers with a vintage-inspired Fair Isle sweater from my favourite store, Ness




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    Aug 4, 2011, 04.26 PMby AllyCat Darling

    Lovely :). I’ve been looking at vintage pants patterns lately, but am hesitant since there aren’t ever any pictures of the finished products. You’ve definitely sold me on this one! Great job.

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      Aug 6, 2011, 10.23 AMby debilovessewing

      Thanks!! It really is a great pattern—very easy to fit!

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    Aug 3, 2011, 10.18 PMby secondbedroom

    I need to make me some of these! The cut is fantastic. Vintage style pants look so sophisticated. Low rise trousers drive me nuts! Great job :)

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      Aug 3, 2011, 11.13 PMby debilovessewing

      they drive me nuts too! These are great because you can wear shirts over them or tucked in! I love the high-rise!

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    Aug 3, 2011, 11.55 AMby BlancheOfArts

    They have a really nice fit. I’m looking for this pattern to buy but the cheapest I’ve found is 11$, guess I’ll have too wait for some kind of a discount. :/

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      Aug 3, 2011, 08.37 PMby debilovessewing

      Definitely wait..these can go on sale for very cheap sometimes!!! It’s a great trousers pattern!

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    Aug 3, 2011, 06.48 AMby RoniBarr

    Beautiful trousers! :)

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    Aug 3, 2011, 02.55 AMby Lucha Suarez

    Beautiful, very well done!

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