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1940's pants

Added Jan 4, 2014

by martinK

Rotterdam, Neth...






Last summer I helped a friend of mine to make 50 pair of pants for a theatrel production. He is fashion designer and works mostly for theatres. I fell in love with these pants and decided to make one for my own. It was the right project to start with in 2014. I am happy with the result, but as always there are some little things which can be better. The pants are linned in the front.
The shirt is one of my first projects form about 6 years ago.

Material Notes

wool mix




Garment Type

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    Nov 6, 2016, 05.16 PMby RJ Magoon

    These are great! Nice, sturdy side adjusters-

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      Nov 6, 2016, 08.10 PMby martinK

      thank you for your appreciation Mr Magoon.

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    Oct 13, 2015, 08.54 PMby janene

    These trousers are the biz! Such fine work. And such great style!

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      Oct 13, 2015, 10.21 PMby martinK

      thank you very much for your kind compliments :-)
      the next project will be a machting jacket

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    Apr 28, 2015, 05.18 AMby JCM Collections

    Such a professional Taylor you are not an apprentice no more you are an expert in men’s clothing

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      Apr 28, 2015, 07.57 AMby martinK

      you are too kind :-)

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    Apr 28, 2015, 05.16 AMby JCM Collections

    You need to patent those techniques

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      Apr 28, 2015, 07.56 AMby martinK

      all basic tailoring techniques, not genuine of my ideas

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    May 15, 2014, 08.42 PMby saxsilverain

    w-o-w! now THAT’S impeccable! love the details, they look so authentic i can’t help imagining Gene Kelly wearing them. :)

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      May 16, 2014, 06.25 AMby martinK

      thank you for the comliments, it;s a great feeling to wear them :-)

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    Jan 24, 2014, 08.52 AMby william james

    Amazing detailing.

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      Jan 24, 2014, 03.41 PMby martinK

      thank you guy!!!

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    Jan 21, 2014, 03.39 PMby anajan

    Amazing detailing. Your friend was happy to have you, you did an amazing job and helped him a lot.

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      Jan 21, 2014, 04.21 PMby martinK

      thank you anajan. To me it was fun to help with this project and I have learned a lot about how to structure the sewing process.

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    Jan 13, 2014, 12.30 PMby Husna Nawawi

    i like the detail of the pocket … thats awesome .. :)

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      Jan 13, 2014, 03.41 PMby martinK

      thank you Husna :-)
      the detail is the only way to make men’s wear a little bit more fashionable, isn’t it?!

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    Jan 9, 2014, 11.20 PMby mojo elgin

    These trousers are great! I love the buckle detail. :)

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      Jan 10, 2014, 08.44 AMby martinK

      thank you ! :-)
      they wear very comfortable. the details are what makes sewing such fun!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 09.39 AMby gouacherocks

    very classy !

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      Jan 7, 2014, 09.53 AMby martinK

      that’s the way I am

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    Jan 6, 2014, 10.27 PMby MojoHollz

    These are amazing! Your attention to detail is staggering, great job!

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      Jan 7, 2014, 07.05 AMby martinK

      thank you so much :-)
      the details are the fun factor of sewing!

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    Jan 6, 2014, 07.31 PMby antony chauvin

    good job martinK, and happy new year!

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      Jan 6, 2014, 09.22 PMby martinK

      merci beaucoup et bonne année Antony!

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    Jan 6, 2014, 04.48 PMby Innamc

    Your Trousers and shirt are stunning, made very professionally. I love details on the shirt’s sleeves, waistband made very neat. Welldone you!

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      Jan 6, 2014, 07.27 PMby martinK

      thank you very much for yur kind words :-)

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    Jan 5, 2014, 08.48 AMby camelia db

    Wow, very very nice executed, they look great both pants and shirt, i wish I could get to this level of making garments . Really great job.

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      Jan 5, 2014, 03.48 PMby martinK

      Thank you so much!!! :-)

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    Jan 5, 2014, 08.36 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    you are a super-star-tailor! and i would be proud to reach your level at one point! CHAPEAU!!

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      Jan 5, 2014, 03.46 PMby martinK

      hey my dear, you make me blush!!! thanks for the big compliment. When I have a look at your project, you already have that level ( your suits are amazing!) and remember: you are a featured member, not me :-)
      Greetings to Berlin

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    Jan 4, 2014, 11.52 PMby jennyrecorder

    Very, very nice, Beautiful tailoring. What interfacing did you use? I have just made a pair of work pants for my partner and was not happy with the iron-on interfacing I used for the back pockets. Your welt pockets and the inner waistband are just beautiful :)

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      Jan 5, 2014, 03.43 PMby martinK

      thank you very much for your compliments! I used an iron-on cotton canvas. It’s strong and moves better with the fabric than vliseline. The ready made inner waistband is very usefull and gives this kind of professional touch, you can buy it on internet or in a good haberdashery. I have used it for the first time and I am pleased with it.

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    Jan 4, 2014, 10.36 PMby Mary Athey

    Stop nit picking lol !! You look great in your outfit. Both pieces are so well made , i would love one day to reach your level. Happy new year x

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      Jan 4, 2014, 10.47 PMby martinK

      thank you Mary :-)
      happy new year to you, too!

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