Harry High Pants

by KhristieB on August 26, 2011 · 5 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I have made these pants and the top using Advance pattern 7899, I’m guessing it is from the 50′s.  The pattern describes this pattern as being sports separates.  How glamorous!  
I have no idea what the fabric is, as it was given to me, but it has a polyester content for sure.  The pants called for 2 zips, but I bought a longer one and only needed the one.  I love them and will need to find more appropriate fabric.
When I first made the top it was too big, this is the smaller version, it’s a tad too small.  I can still breath and move so not all is lost.  The pattern called for it to be fully lined, but I opted to use bias binding on the openings instead.

This will be a spring staple here in sunny Bris Vegas for sure.  Check out my blog for more Australian spring sewing to come.

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Carole August 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Very similar to a pair of capris that I currently own, though mine don't have the high waist.

I could see Audrey Hepburn wearing these. Cute!


Molly August 27, 2011 at 5:30 am

Such a cute pattern, the grown-on waistband is a great feature.

Were the two zippers one for each side? I suspect the reason for doing that was to support the height of the waistband as well as holding it in, like a boning effect. I use featherweight boning in high waistbands and highly recommend it if you make these again, its not uncomfortable and you'll be amazed at the difference it makes. It'll stop the waistband rolling over at the top too.

I'm going to add this pattern picture to my inspiration collection, its so nice and looks great on you.


Lizzy August 27, 2011 at 12:28 pm

So nice ! I like it a lot!


khriste B August 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Thanks for the tip on the zip.


Zoe August 28, 2011 at 7:04 am

Such an awesome outfit!!!! It really suits you. Very inspirational, thanks for sharing xx


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