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Butterick 4646- 1970s pants!





Hi all! I recently made these pants using Butterick 4646, a “teen” pattern from the 70’s. They were really simple to make and ended up fitting pretty well with no major changes. I lowered the waistline about an inch and they are still high. I think I am in love with these teen patterns, since they were the perfect length ( I am 5 ft even). That was shocking and exciting!I made them out of brown corduroy, but I might make a denim version in the future.

Sorry the pictures are really fuzzy, I ordered a new camera…

My only thought now, after wearing them a few times, is that the zippers are really scratchy on my skin when I sit. The pattern did not include any piece to protect your skin from the zip, like on jeans. So, I would add that to a new version.


More pictures on my blog, here.

I am also having a 300 follower giveaway of mostly vintage patterns, here, if you want to enter.

Thanks for looking!




About the author: I am 27 and I have been sewing seriously since 2006! I am new to Chicago and I love to sew, go to estate sales and read.

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  • wundermary November 17, 2011, 2:50 am

    You are supposed to have a body suit on! They were all the rage at that time 🙂

  • miss managed November 17, 2011, 7:44 pm

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but back in the day, our underwear went from below our butts to above our navels! Your undies acted as your lining. lol! Those sure brought back memories.

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