historicized pants

Added Feb 12, 2013

by martinK

Remscheid/ Rotte...






self drawn pattern inspired on a pair of pants from the 1830’s which I saw in a pattern book for historical costumes and uniforms published by Mller&Sohn. I used this 30 years old tweed which I have found in my mother’s storage. I love the fabric!!! It was a lot of handsewing: the haircanvas interfacing, all biasbands(about 15m) and the button holes….. A lot of things went wrong this time but in the end it was all the work worth. I can wear this pants also with suspenders. I still have frabric left. I will make another waistcoat from it, a regular one.
but it was all the work worth.




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    Feb 12, 2013, 11.55 PMby victoriakb

    Exquisite work – such attention to detail.

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      Feb 13, 2013, 09.13 AMby martinK

      thank you for your compliments :-)

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    Feb 12, 2013, 06.36 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Beautiful work, all in the details…wish I had such skills :)

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      Feb 12, 2013, 06.39 PMby martinK

      thank you Trudy! and I’m sure you have the skills to do that :-)

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    Feb 12, 2013, 03.32 PMby kisses

    Neatly finish work.. It look so professional made and the fit is on point

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      Feb 12, 2013, 05.10 PMby martinK

      thank you so much for your compliments :-)

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    Feb 12, 2013, 02.13 PMby elguanche

    fish-tail trousers…… just great! Just by seeing the little preview foto, I was shure, that this was something from you… because I know the fabric… haven’t you made anything else out of it? A waistcoat?

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      Feb 12, 2013, 02.28 PMby martinK

      thank you :-)
      you are right, I made an asymetric waistcoat of it last summer. I still have some fabric left so I will make another waistcoat of it, a regular one.
      greetings from icecold Rotterdam

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    Feb 12, 2013, 01.49 PMby martinK

    thank you very much for your compliments! :-)

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    Feb 12, 2013, 12.06 PMby schnui

    Beautiful workmanship!! Congratulations on sewing the pants and vest so well.

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