Added Apr 20, 2010
Nashua, New Hamp...
Sailor style button front pants, using Simplicity 6407, Vintage from 1974. These have working buttons on the front, with front, side, and rear seams, back darts, no waistband. The original style is more high waisted, but I prefer my pants to have a more modern low rise, so I shortened the rise. They now sit below my waist, but not too low (I can bend over without flashing people). They are rather wrinkled in the photos because I wore them today, but they are nice and crisp after a fresh ironing.
The pattern was from eBay and was in a size 16 (I am a vintage 8) so they needed quite a bid of grading down. I managed to do it all on on the pattern pieces by just pinning and folding. I have made two pairs of these so far and they are the comfiest pants ever. They seriously feel like I am wearing sweats when they are on – I could live in these.
Gray poly blend suiting with a subtle cross hatch pattern.
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