Pants / Trousers

Hello everybody! Although I still want to sew summer clothes, I had to get ready for school! Here are my school and beach clothes!!     I made me a 1940s outfit from two patterns : Simplicity 3688 for the pair of trousers, and Advance 3047 for the blouse. I used black synthetic and fluid [...]

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I love separates! But pretty dresses often distract me…… Today I’ve been good and worn two new me-made separates. The blouse is Butterick 7641 c. 1958. And the shorts are Wearing History’s WWII Overalls pattern. I love the little tab details on this blouse! They give it a bit of a western feel. And I’m [...]

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I just couldn’t let this fantastic aqua, floral border print go the way of most border prints (the ever-popular gathered skirt), so I opted for capris and a tie-front top.   Wore it to a fabulous car show downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the historic Pabst Brewing grounds.  More details on the outfit on my blog.

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I made my own version of Gerties butterick 5895 this week and I am absolutely thrilled with this pattern. So easy and so cute!!  Thanks to Rochelle, her version inspired me to go buy the pattern and make my own.  Apart from too much ease (as usual for most of the big pattern companies….WHY?) the [...]

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Pants and I don’t get along particularly well.  If they fit over my hips and rear, they gape terribly at the waist, and pants that fit at the waist won’t go up over my thighs.  Evidently, the only solution is to sew my own! I’ve seen lots of rave reviews of the wide-legged pants pattern [...]

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Sewing pants can be tricky but with the price of repro jeans being sky high, I knew I had to give making my own a chance! This was my first time sewing with denim and it went really well! My machine needed a bit of persuasion to get it to sew pretty buttons in denim [...]

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Another Sew For Victory project here! For mine I made something I always seem to be in dire need of: trousers. I used the ever popular Simplicity 3688 repro pattern, which I’ve made once before, but with a twist. I used the bodice of a dress pattern to draft a bib pattern to make them [...]

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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 [...]

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I know its a bit early in the year for shorts. Seems odd to be sewing them while its -6 outside but I shall explain. I bought Eliza M’s Swing, Hop Pants pattern and as I had limited material I couldn’t make two ‘full length’ pairs and needed to do a test run through. So [...]

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I’m sorry if this post is all over the place …it looks ok when i type it but looks all out of sink when i preview it but as i’ve spent over an hour on it , here goes …This month I have not had to change the thread on my machine at all …Navy [...]

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