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Mens Pants from vintage Seventies pattern

Added Feb 18, 2010

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






This is a pair of mens pants I made from an unusual warp print fabric I found in one of those cheapie fabric stores in the Garment District. I used a vintage Simplicity pattern (5048) from the Seventies. I narrowed the legs (the original called for bell bottoms) and lowered the rise a bit.

I have actually worn out a number of times and they definitely get noticed!

Material Notes

I actually cut the fabric perpendicular to the grain (rather than parallel to the selvage) since I liked the way the design looked more that way. Since the fabric was backed with some sort of interfacing, I didn’t think it would matter, and it hasn’t.




Garment Type

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    Feb 19, 2010, 08.33 AMby aibby

    Very cool. I’m sure you got noticed in these!!!

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      Feb 19, 2010, 02.15 PMby Peter Lappin

      At the opera no less!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 07.03 AMby frkbustad

    Amazing! Great work on the pants also. I never can be bothered to do pants because I’m so obsessed with perfect fit, and pants would just be the greatest challenge!

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      Feb 19, 2010, 02.15 PMby Peter Lappin

      Men seem to have an easier time with these for some reason…

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      Feb 19, 2010, 06.32 PMby frkbustad

      So true! You’re lucky to come away with a loose fit… Anyhow, bring on more of this great work! Your style is so cool!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 06.30 AMby nglalala

    LoVE the fabric! They look great!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 12.24 AMby gillthecat

    groovy baby groovy,, my husband would look fab in those, i would however have to drug him to make him wear them,, hes like way to australian for eccentricity, fab though nice choices,,also nice to see mens work on site

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      Feb 19, 2010, 02.15 PMby Peter Lappin

      Are drugs out of the question? ;)

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      Feb 19, 2010, 11.46 PMby gillthecat

      tee hee..

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    Feb 18, 2010, 11.24 PMby kelepso

    I love the fabric

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      Feb 19, 2010, 02.16 PMby Peter Lappin

      Thanks. It was a great find!

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    Feb 18, 2010, 11.07 PMby classicaljunk

    those are some spiffy stems and the fabric is a jem!

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    Feb 18, 2010, 10.35 PMby Peter Lappin


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    Feb 18, 2010, 10.23 PMby chelsesaurusrex

    You, sir, are the fabric-finding MASTER. These are genius!

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      Feb 19, 2010, 02.16 PMby Peter Lappin

      I’m lucky to be so near the garment district. A lot of fun stuff to dig through.

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