Pants / Trousers

I finally completed a set of 30 outfits for a parade (patterns spanning 50 years) for a local Kindergarten celebrating their 75th Anniversary. I swear it is taking longer to load them all up on my blog than it was to sew them (and next time I will take someone else along who can take [...]


High Waisted Denim Love by m1khaela featuring highwaisted jeans “But you don’t want to wear MOM jeans, do you?” Said my mom, to me, after a frustrating hour-long jeans try-on-a-thon at our local Old Navy. I had just rejected yet another pair of “classic-rise” jeans that weren’t even making a serious attempt at approaching my [...]


I’ve actually made these before (Here’s the We Sew Retro link!), but I wanted them in a nice neutral khaki fabric. No changes to the pattern other than what I previously did for the red ones. This sewed up pretty quick! And I love my new shorts, so yay Psst – I also made the [...]


    It was tough, but I did it!  I’d been talking about making jeans for ages, and I finally got around to it last weekend.  The actual construction process went really fast, so if you’re intimidated by the idea of branching out into jeans, don’t sweat it!  All you need is a good trouser [...]


Hi Sew Retro friends!  My name is Jessie, I blog over at Some Things I Have Made, and I draft all my own patterns.  It’s a pain in the ass, but I’m dedicated (and cheap). I’ve been wanting a back-button blouse for ages–I blame Gertie–but I knew I wanted it in wool jersey, and my [...]


Hey everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself and share this suit recraft-project. I’ve only recently gotten into sewing/alterations and decided to dive in head first. This was my first real sewing project, but I think it came out great. I inherited the suit from my great-uncle and decided that it would make an awesome [...]


I recently finished drafting these cigarette pants. More information can be found on my blog.


OMG! My first pair of pants are done! I couldn’t wait to take a real picture so here is a sneak peek until tomorrow gives me some daylight. I LOVED this pattern. The fit was amazing and I’m a hard person to fit. I used a super drapey semi-stretch mystery clearance fabric from JoAnne. It’s [...]


Just wanted to share my latest vintage knit with you, made using reclaimed pure angora from a sweater my mum made years ago, paired with some very “vintage-y” trousers from Burda magazine 4/2011… The sweater pattern is from “A stitch in time – volume 1″, a very beautiful knitting book.  The trousers were made with [...]


The pattern isn’t vintage, but the look and style of these sailor trousers definitely is. Oh yes, and so are the buttons!  I’m really happy with the drapey 1940′s feel of them and they’re SO comfortable to wear.  To read more about the construction process and see more pics, please hop over to my blog [...]