Retro Simplicity 4044

by ShanniLoves on February 24, 2013 · 6 comments

in 1940s,Pants / Trousers,Vintage Sewing

I used retro Simplicity 4044 pattern to create these 1940′s style pants.  The fabric is a wool suiting.  I absolutely adore the front pleats.  The construction was fairly simple with only 4 pieces and can be completed in a day.  If you love 40′s style I highly recommend this pattern.  The only alterations I made were to reduce the width a bit by bringing in the inseam a half inch on each side.  Read all about them on my blog!

Retro Simplicity 4044



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Hanne February 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

You look stunning! Beautiful pants!


Ange February 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Oh these are beautiful!

I love those pleats too. Nice job.


Katherine February 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I never found the pattern illustration for this too inspiring, but these look fab. Off to hunt down a copy!


A.J.A. February 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Gorgeous pants. They look great on you, too. Nice job!


EmSewCrazy February 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm

These look great! Off to read more on your blog!


Jeannie Watt March 3, 2013 at 11:58 pm

So cute–I want a pair. I’m off to read the blog, too.


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