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New ‘vintage’ from old baggy pants…

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 Etsy.com ..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 …







About the author: I teach the technical side of costume for performance at london college of fashion.i collect and sell vintage sewing equipment and i make on of garments for clients using vintage patterns,notions and fabric where possble. I also love an oppertunity to dress up in vintage at any excuse which i have been doing for 40 years…

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Lizzy June 8, 2012, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1:41 pm

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

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