Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!


Added Feb 3, 2016

by Mirei71

***, Switzerland






Ok, I am honest, i don’t even know if you can call them cigarette pants in English but after some net-research I gave up since there are so many opitions about it. I am talking about a very straight, classy silhouette, rather highwaist, sometimes with pleats. But let’s start…

It’s a fact: I am already thinking of spring altough we have just plumped from January into February. I’m just not made for winter, I don’t like being cold, I long for warm sunbeams warming my skin and superlong summer nights. For me winter could end after Christmas, at least downtown, and while I am writing this I am laying on my couch dealing with some virus? bacteria? I don’t know and it is sunday so I cannot visit any doctors. I admit that I am not doing any winter sports, that would surely quite pimp my winter-opinion… but there is also a positive side to that wintery mindset of mine. It’s the perfect sewing weather! Like for instance sewing these pair of 50ties style trousers I made. There ain’t no other garment then trousers where fitting is so important. That’s why I love to sew my own. You can decide upon waisthight, tightness around the leg, length, pockets… just everything basically. You can just go on forming your favourite shape until you are satisfied and that’s so much fun to do!

The cigarette cut: we are talking about a pattern which exists since the early 50ties. Sometimes you get it with pleads, sometimes not. It suits rather slimmer figures. Combined with a large top or a blouse you can create a nice summer look. For the photoshoot I decided to wear a large blouse in offwhite and some high heels. But just imagine the pants in navyblue combined with a striped shirt and some navy or white ballerinas! I just love that pattern. It’s very feminin and graceful with them tiny slits on the side.

The shooting: since I went for a classy style this time I chose the main railstation in town as our location. Old railstations always give me this nostalgic feelings. The antique buildings combined with these romantic railjourneys of the old days just get me there. So I thought this would be just the perfect place. Once more my lovely daughter was the photographer but as you can see on one pic there was also my little one checking the light and taking some snaps :-)

This post on my blow www.mirei71.ch will not only contain the picture of the photoshoot, but also some images where I got the inspiration from, a “goes also with”, and for the first time, tataaa, a short movie on how I made these trousers. so a visit is shure woth it!

Let me know if you like my new creation, if you also love nostalgic, classy styles and if you like my first movie (butterflies in my stomach)! Stay sew focused!(what a wordplay :-)) Big hugs from my sewing room to yours, see you in my next post. BYE!

Material Notes

finest Jacuard




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Other, Romantic, Vintage

8 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 03003e1f_2_large

    Feb 22, 2016, 12.34 AMby sewing fanatic

    nice cigarettes!

  • Img1401055272558_large

    Feb 6, 2016, 04.10 PMby SassyT

    Looooove! Sassy Sewing Bees https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

  • 100_2178a_large

    Feb 5, 2016, 02.20 PMby kisses

    Great pants…nice photos as well. It gives it a classic feel

    1 Reply
    • _dsc0426_large

      Feb 6, 2016, 03.55 PMby Mirei71

      thank you very much. thats just what i wanted to tell!

  • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

    Feb 4, 2016, 09.31 PMby rita61

    Your pants are great! Nice fit and styling. And yes, that is what we called them. I used to love wearing this style of pant, especially when riding a bike.

    1 Reply
    • _dsc0426_large

      Feb 4, 2016, 10.21 PMby Mirei71

      Thank you very much. I love wearing them. They became one of my favourites and I will sure sew one or two more!

  • 11692606_10207367638695431_4077801354946035688_n_large

    Feb 4, 2016, 12.29 AMby Bbtiny

    Wow, these pants are great! I was wondering in the german Burda version whether these pants are rather high but here you just gave me the answer! E total cooli Hose! Find de Stoff super und de Schnitt erscht rächt! Die stönd Dir genial! Cooli Hose und super cooli Bilder! Liebe Grues, Brigitte

    3 Replies
    • _dsc0426_large

      Feb 4, 2016, 10.20 PMby Mirei71

      Hallo Brigitte
      Läck Du wonsch idä USA und häsch mit post gseh. Das isch sooooo coool! Also dä Bund chas jo höcher oder tüüfer mache wie Du willsch. Muesch di im Schritt mässe (Fo Buuchnabel oder ebä wiiter unne, je nachdem wie höch du wetsch) bis uf die anderi Siite, hinne bim undere Chrüüz und dänn s´Schnittmuschter aapasse. Da goht ganz eifach :-) GLG us dä Schwiiz!!

    • 11692606_10207367638695431_4077801354946035688_n_large

      Feb 5, 2016, 12.31 AMby Bbtiny

      Hm, tönt irgendwie nöd ganz so einfach mit dem Abmässe! Häsch Du demfall die Hose vom Schnittmuster her gänderet obe?
      Ja, han dini Hose scho im Burda.de gse, aber bis da gar nöd gschnallt, dass Du Schwyzerin bisch! Luschtig!
      Schöne Gruess us New Jersey!

    • _dsc0426_large

      Feb 6, 2016, 03.54 PMby Mirei71

      jo gäll isch würkli luschtig. jo ich han t’hose obe nid ganz so höch gmacht. muesch di eifach getraue! und susch ä probenaiä mitere moulure oder me billige stoff. da bringts würkli wel da chasch jo dänn immer wieder bruche ;-) glg!!!

  • Jana_foto_burda_banner_large

    Feb 3, 2016, 03.28 PMby 4girls

    Just Beautiful:) I love the fabric.

    1 Reply
    • _dsc0426_large

      Feb 4, 2016, 10.15 PMby Mirei71

      Thanks! I love the fabric too!!!

  • Anticvesna_1208_lowres-2_large

    Feb 3, 2016, 03.18 PMby byVA


    1 Reply
    • _dsc0426_large

      Feb 4, 2016, 10.15 PMby Mirei71

      Thank you so much!!

  • 20150626_191713_large

    Feb 3, 2016, 12.26 PMby lomarilou

    Great pants! I love your fabric choice…Well done!

    1 Reply
    • _dsc0426_large

      Feb 4, 2016, 10.15 PMby Mirei71

      Thank you! Yes in fact the fabric makes these pants so special. And it´s superconfortable

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 7 people added it