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1940s Wide Leg Trousers (EvaDress/Simplicity 3322)

May 13, 2015

2015 seems to be the the Year of the Pants for me – no more procastinating.

On the way  to sewing my dream project – perfect vintage jeans – I finally made the EvaDress Wide Leg Trousers (3322), a repro of Simplicity 3322 c.1940. The fabric is navy gaberdine.

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I haven’t made an EvaDress pattern before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with fit etc. I did have to make four muslins to get the fit right though – it may have been due to the pattern grading to a large size (I made size 40). Thankfully pants are normally pretty quick to sew up.

The main changes I made were to use a back zipper instead of side buttons, and to lengthen the crotch depth by about 3/4 inch.

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I’ve already made another pair up in cranberry gaberdine, and have a chocolate pair waiting in the wings too.

Even better, they go perfectly with a Smooth Sailing Blouse that I made a while back (isn’t orange and navy a great combination?). I think this may be the 15th time I’ve made this pattern up, it’s such a great staple.

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As always, there’s more on my blog!

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