Leopard Print Capri Pants

by So Zo on September 19, 2012 · 4 comments

in 1950s,1960s

I’m super proud to be able to share my recent creation with you! No they aren’t made from vintage fabric and no, they’re not made using a vintage sewing pattern, but I think you’ll agree that these capri pants have a distinctly retro feel. My inspiration was the super-awesome leopard capri’s (clam-diggers, pedal-pushers, cropped trousers, etc.) in the vintage image below. I love how from the neck up she’s all Doris Day-innocence, and from the neck down she is a total vixen!

Source: theniftyfifties.tumblr.com via Zoe on Pinterest

My own interpretation and subsequent outfit is distinctly more sedate (and probably more comfortable) than this super-vixen’s, but I think it has something of the essence of the late-1950s/early-1960s era and look. I use the Colette Patterns Clover as my starting point but made a whole host of changes to fit my figure. If you’d like to read more about this creation and the pattern changes I made, check out this post.

Thanks for reading and happy (retro) sewing!

Zoe xxx

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lilly rocket September 20, 2012 at 2:02 am

great outfit, madame! really like it!

kissboombang,
bonnie + kleid
(i moved too!) :)

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EmSewCrazy September 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

haha! Love the more comfy vixen look!

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Zoe September 21, 2012 at 8:44 am

Thanks so much ladies! xx

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Sistu September 28, 2012 at 12:58 am

Love it!! Audrey H. style:)

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