Leopard Print Capri Pants

by So Zo

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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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

lilly rocket September 20, 2012 at 2:02 am

great outfit, madame! really like it!

bonnie + kleid
(i moved too!) :)


EmSewCrazy September 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

haha! Love the more comfy vixen look!


Zoe September 21, 2012 at 8:44 am

Thanks so much ladies! xx


Sistu September 28, 2012 at 12:58 am

Love it!! Audrey H. style:)


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