Pants / Trousers

 

Being a fashion designer has it’s advantages. Creating your favorite version of sailor pants in a summer corduroy is one of them.

After much pattern searching and coming up empty-handed, I decided to work off of my vintage wool sailor pants. I found a great piece of military blue corduroy at the local goodwill, and figured if they didn’t work out I was only out $4 at the most.

 

The results were great, so I added some vintage red buttons from eBay, and searched the internet for eyelet how-to’s. I stole the lacing out of some pants headed to Goodwill.

 

Find out more details at  http://hometownvictorygirls.blogspot.com/2013/11/ahoy-sailor-one-girls-love-affair-with.html

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It’s heading into Summer down here in Australia, meaning hot and humid weather is just around the corner. My mission to have a fully wearable Vintage Wardrobe means I have plenty of summer skirts – but a serious lack of shorts/capris!

The perfect solution is clamdiggers! Dressy enough to wear to lunch out with friends, casual enough to wear in the garden.

The pattern was Advance 5008 (c. 1950), View 2. This pattern was really, really easy to put together, and fit pretty much perfectly with minimal modifications for my big behind.

And my favourite feature – no zips! The double button tab is the closure! I chose black and white gingham for a nice contrast.

To look a bit more professional, I top-stitched all the seams in ochre coloured thread like store-bought denim and the side seams were placed against the selvedge of the fabric so they’d look fancy if the cuffs are folded up. (The indigo denim is from Spotlight).

I wish the photos did these clamdiggers justice – when I wore them dancing, two women came up and asked if they were Freddies, what a compliment!  As always, more construction details and photos on my blog if you’re interested…

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Hello Good Sewing People!

For my debut here on WSR, I just wanted to show you my take on the Wearing History WWII Overalls. This is my second ever garment, I just started sewing clothes about six months ago. I am quite happy with how they turned out!

 

 

For more pictures and a review on the pattern, please click the image to get to my blog :) Welcome!

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Hello!  I haven’t posted in a good while, but now that summer is, sigh, on its way out… I figured I ought to stop waiting to get “the perfect pictures” and share my summer sewing project.

Since I couldn’t find (or afford!) the real deal, I was on a quest to create a 1940s/50s -inspired playsuit.  I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to the brainstorming process (plus more on my sewing board before I realized that things were getting out of hand…), but what inspired me most were these “Weekend Wardrobe” sets that Charlotte of Tuppence Ha’penny posted about here.

I have a million pictures, and I could not make my mind up about which ones to include, so I’m going to put the rest of them and the rest of my shpeal behind a cut here so that I don’t take up the whole page! [click to continue…]

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