Say High to My Waist

Added Nov 9, 2008

by emilykate

Melbourne, Austr...






Up until just recently, I’ve been allergic to 70s fashion.
But we watched Love Story on DVD a couple of weeks ago, and while in a weakened, weepy state, fashion-brain obviously seized upon the notion of bringing Jennifer back by channelling the pants.
I found a vintage pattern for a pair, but actually if YOU want to make some, my suggestion is just use a normal jeans pattern- I’m sure Anita would work- and you can draft the lower leg into a bell-bottom.
If you use a vintage pattern from the LATE 70s as I did, you’ll find the waist on them is a half-inch above belly-button height, which I remember was once absolutely standard (pre- Ford and McQueen), and must have been what I was wearing right through the 80s-early 90s, but it feels WEIRD! I’m torn on whether I think it’s a Good Look or a Bad Look… maybe it’s neither exactly, just one of those things you’re used to or you’re not. Being an early-70s movie, Ali McGraw’s waists in Love Story were lower, more what we’re used to these days, and what I had in mind for these pants.

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Love Story

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    Mar 15, 2010, 11.58 PMby luta-sungwinyela

    LOVE them! Fantastic!

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    Nov 13, 2008, 05.24 PMby yoshimi

    Oh here it is a fantastic pair of pants! It fits you perfectly and looks so good!

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    Nov 11, 2008, 12.54 AMby jenniferelizabeth

    These look amazing!!! perfect fit and so well finished. love your glamour swing pic too -so pretty!!


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    Nov 10, 2008, 05.48 AMby bola

    great trousers, great fit! – makes me want to make some flared jeans now!!

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    Nov 10, 2008, 05.00 AMby nikkishell

    oh i think they are faaaaabulous!!

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    Nov 10, 2008, 03.34 AMby anajan

    High waist! :) Um… I prefer high-waist pants, but that’s because I have a rather big bottom and low-waist pants tend to show too much of it :) Anyway – your jeans are fabulous! And I think they fit you just fine.

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    Nov 10, 2008, 12.48 AMby lybu

    Great pants and it fits you perfect

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    Nov 9, 2008, 11.27 AMby maldrich

    I love the picture on the swing! The pants look so fun!

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    Nov 9, 2008, 03.19 AMby miss-g

    Oh, you make me laugh… Seriously, these are great pants and the back is very flattering.

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    Nov 9, 2008, 02.51 AMby justmica

    They are very good!!

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    Nov 9, 2008, 01.11 AMby sewella

    The pants are great! Excellent job! Oh, and I liked the whole description (I usually like to read a story backing the creation :))

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