Vintage Sewing

1941 Trousers

March 28, 2010

I’ve been working on the trousers from Simplicity #3688.  The original pattern was from 1941:

I made it out of some amazing navy blue, English lightweight wool that I found in a charity shop.  I am really happy with how it turned out!  They are super comfortable:

And the back:

I did a tissue fitting and then another fitting with all the pieces pinned together and I didn’t need any alterations.  I love that they are high-waisted and very comfortable.  You’ll recognize the blouse as the DuBarry pattern from 1942 that I put together a couple of months ago.

I also did my first lapped zipper:

You can read more about it at my blog.  I’m working now on a few blouses to go with my new trousers!

  1. I have been wondering about this pattern, your version is so lovely I may have to give it a try!

    Also it looks great with your blouse. Like you just stepped out of the forties 🙂

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