Added Jul 24, 2012
This is only the second pair of trousers I’ve made. They are 1930 salon pants (the pattern is from Decades of Style), and they are fabulous, if I do say so myself! The name comes from a TV show (originally a series of books) called Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, about a lady detective named Phryne Fisher in Melbourne in the late 1920s. She’s sassy and independent, and always fabulously dressed, often wearing pants despite that being almost scandalous for a woman at the time. I think Phryne would have loved these pants.
The fabric is a poly/acetate blend, so it frays like crazy. Because of that, I used press studs rather than button holes on the side and the brass buttons are just for show. But it’s also soft and cool, so they’re perfect for any weather. There is also a buckle at the back to keep the waist nice and flat. Again, I decided against doing a proper belt and just used a slide buckle because it was more straightforward. The legs are very wide (even after I narrowed them!) in contrast to the slim high waist, giving them a lovely silhouette.
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