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It’s been a while…..ooops. Back with trousers

October 19, 2012

I haven’t shared anything on Sew Retro since the summer, sorry about that. I have been busy sewing though. See my blog if you are interested.

Instead of posting any of the projects I have made in the meantime I am sharing my most recent pattern love with you. It’s not a vintage pattern but made up in the right fabrics and the right styling it easily passes as a very retro looking pair of trousers.

I am talking about New Look 6873. The pattern envelope isn’t looking too inspiring I think (as most of their patterns envelopes IMO) but I had to buy it anyway. I am always on the hunt for a good wide leg trouser pattern. No skinny jeans for this girl.

I made the shorts pattern view E first to see what the fit is like without wasting a lot of fabric. I like the little pleat on the front and the cuff detail. I also added some buttons around the waistband to attach some vintage braces I recently bought on Etsy.

I made the blouse, too by frankensteining all sorts of pieces together, adding a Peter Pan collar and some super long cuffs.

I also made a red version of the shorts as I liked the first pair so much.

And this is the full length version in a salt and pepper wool blend suiting. I again added the buttons to wear the trousers with my new favourite accessory. I also made a matching beret from some leftover fabric scraps.

I hope you like, there are more pictures of the shorts here and of the trousers here.

  1. I have been looking for a good pants pattern, and I think this might be it. Those shorts are so cute! The opened darts give you the best of both worlds. Flat front fit around the waist and tummy area, opening to a full leg. I’d love to see those pants in a camel colored wool, worn with a creamy winter white sweater and a retro neck kerchief. Versatile, and you got a perfect fit!

  2. Those look great! I love the shorts too. And I must say the braces are way cool; what a find. Very nice take on a modern pattern. The pants look just like some of the vintage pattern envelopes. Love the shoes too. Cute touch.

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