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Miss Fisher's Trousers

Added Jul 24, 2012

by pambox

Sydney, Australia






This is only the second pair of trousers I’ve made. They are 1930 salon pants (the pattern is from Decades of Style), and they are fabulous, if I do say so myself! The name comes from a TV show (originally a series of books) called Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, about a lady detective named Phryne Fisher in Melbourne in the late 1920s. She’s sassy and independent, and always fabulously dressed, often wearing pants despite that being almost scandalous for a woman at the time. I think Phryne would have loved these pants.

The fabric is a poly/acetate blend, so it frays like crazy. Because of that, I used press studs rather than button holes on the side and the brass buttons are just for show. But it’s also soft and cool, so they’re perfect for any weather. There is also a buckle at the back to keep the waist nice and flat. Again, I decided against doing a proper belt and just used a slide buckle because it was more straightforward. The legs are very wide (even after I narrowed them!) in contrast to the slim high waist, giving them a lovely silhouette.

Material Notes

Poly/acetate check
10 brass buttons
1 buckle




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Aug 29, 2013, 03.28 PMby yenny lee

    I can see u r very talented! I can see the pattern u made very gorgeous! It fits on u :D

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    Aug 8, 2012, 05.06 PMby tabyaby

    Awesome! I LOVE them! well done

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      Aug 11, 2012, 12.36 PMby pambox

      Thank you.

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    Jul 24, 2012, 07.19 AMby jennyrecorder

    Love, love, love…!

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      Aug 11, 2012, 12.36 PMby pambox

      Thank you.

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    Jul 24, 2012, 06.08 AMby SassyT

    LOVE those trousers , and I will check out those books, I love anything like that. The author is Kerry Greenwood, just looked on amazon. threadnoir.blogspot.com

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      Aug 11, 2012, 12.35 PMby pambox

      I haven’t read the books, but the TV show is fun and the costumes fantastic.

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    Jul 24, 2012, 03.14 AMby sewsweetviolets

    Oo, La la, I love old pant patterns, wide legs, and flowy these are great.

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      Aug 11, 2012, 12.35 PMby pambox

      Thanks! These legs are actually narrowed from the original pattern – they’re meant to be even wider!

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