New ‘vintage’ from old baggy pants…

by mrsbeevintage on June 8, 2012 · 5 comments

in 1940s,Buttons,Culottes / Pantskirts,Pants / Trousers,Pattern Drafting,Vintage Sewing

Hi all,  I thought I would  show you how a little project I was given by a friend turned out…

1940s button front swing trousers copied from an old pair (not sure how original they were !)

but made up in corderoy, not my favorite fabric, but she was so pleased with them she wants a second pair…:)

I lined every seam inside with cream satin bias tape. this is a little thicker than the lovely rayon tape you guys can get in the States,

( I have just managed to get a couple of reels from ..yey) but it worked well , I think :)

We chose vintage buttons for the fastenings…and all in all I was very pleased with them…and i have a pattern

now if any one is interested and is a 30″ waist and 5’5″ tall …







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Lizzy June 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

it looks really ncie with the bias tape, I have never done that but I would like to try, you did a great job


Debbie Feely June 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Love those. I had some similar, Navy sailor pants, in the 60s. I like the corderoy for them, lengthens the line.


Molly June 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I think they look fantastic, I especially love the clean, tidy feel to the inside as much if not more than the outside! What a great shade of cord too.


Kendra June 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I love those pants. I’ve been looking for a swing pant pattern. Never can find one in my size, Which your pattern is exactly my size. Great job they look awesome


jax black June 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Thanks guys…Kendra i could make you a copy if you contact me via email.jax


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