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The notorious Simplicity 3688 trousers

I had this pattern in my stash for a while, but didn’t think of using it until the Sew For Victory Sewalong. This pattern was used by a couple of sewalongers and it inspired me of making my own version!

I’m not really a trousers girl. Most often I wear skirts or dresses. I own a couple of trousers, mainly I use them when I have to work in the garden or in the house. Those I have for more practical reasons. I have one pair of trousers I just love and wear every now and then. I could really use another pair of trousers which I like aesthetically.
I didn’t make any alterations except for making the trouser legs a bit longer. I have really tall legs, so I was afraid that the original pattern would be too short for me. I added like 9 cm. I have to
say that I’m really glad with this length.
The pattern is soo easy to construct! The descriptions are clear. The only thing I would change is to start with the zipper instead of being sewn in when the construction is far more progressed.
The blouse I’m wearing is also made by me, it’s one of my favourite blouses! 
I think this will be a great wardrobe staple, and is really filling in a gap in my wardrobe. I have quite some blouses and cardigans which I can wear with these trousers!

About the author: http://anthea-retrovintage.blogspot.com/ I love sewing and knitting, using vintage patterns, drafting my own vintage inspired patterns or using modern patterns.

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  • Michelle April 16, 2013, 9:46 am

    This outfit is a completely fantastic! Great work on the trousers. They look fantastic. And, your blouse is an absolute stunner!

  • BeaW April 16, 2013, 10:14 am

    Nice outfit. The trousers look great and probably go with all kinds of tops. I like your pairing with the blouse. Very cute !

  • mariebayarea April 16, 2013, 9:50 pm

    Those trousers are so cool. I’m a big fan of trousers. You’re outfit is so pretty.

  • Anthea April 17, 2013, 1:02 am

    Thank you for the comments ladies!

  • picotbytorhild April 17, 2013, 7:25 am

    That is just lovely! I wish I could wear such a pair of trousers…

  • cowgirl24 April 17, 2013, 8:36 pm

    It all goes together nicely! Your hair and makeup is a great 40’s look as well!

  • Anonymous April 18, 2013, 2:40 am

    Great outfit (I love the red accessories)!

  • Anthea April 18, 2013, 2:42 am

    Thank you! I really appreciate your comments!

  • Jamie "ChatterBlossom April 18, 2013, 4:13 pm

    LOVE! I have been looking for a pair of 40’s trousers and these are perfect! Hopefully I can find a pair soon. You made yours beautifully and your blouse is the perfect accent. 😉

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