1940s | 1950s | Pants / Trousers | Vintage Sewing

1940s Jeans (EvaDress/Simplicity 3322)

By on July 5, 2015

I freakin’ love these jeans, and I love how versatile the EvaDress Wide Leg Trouser pattern is!

It might be hard to believe, but these jeans started life as very wide legged swing trousers, from EvaDress 3322.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fabric was a medium weight denim (not as heavy as rigid denim), and I used a beige top-stitch thread instead of golden-yellow.

I also made a top of modifications, including:

  • Raising the crotch depth about half an inch (they were a fraction too low last time I used this pattern)
  • Narrowing the legs and hips a bit more
  • Removing the front waist dart (tutorial coming to my blog very soon)
  • Adding the slant pockets
  • Add belt carriers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result = Freddies of Pinewood eat your heart out! Super comfy and I need more pairs of these in my life right now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, more details on my blog and thanks for letting me post…

 

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1950s | Modern Patterns | Pants / Trousers | Pattern Sizing | Vintage Sewing

Western Jeans (Butterick 5895 meets Advance 8341, c. 1957)

By on March 28, 2015

I’m a little bit obsessed with Butterick 5895 (Gertie’s pants) now that I’ve gotten the fit perfected – so I thought I’d try making a pair of western jeans (ranch pants) from the same pattern.

The inspiration was this pattern – Advance 8341, View 1 – Frontier Pants.

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I guessed what the pockets should look like from a pair of Freddies Jeans, and added them to the Butterick version (and lengthened the legs).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pockets turned out better than I hoped for! I’m specially proud of the button holes – my machine is 1950’s and it’s pretty hard to do a nice button hole.

The fabric is stretch denim, but it’s not super stretchy as it holds it’s shape really well.

There’s nothing I would change about these jeans – not one thing!

If you’re interested, I did a quick tutorial on my blog showing how to adjust your pants pattern to allow for a bigger booty or belly (and what the Butterick pattern looks like unmodified for curves).

Share the curvy love!

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1940s | Pants / Trousers

Jeans!

By on May 8, 2014

I’ve always liked the 1940’s style trousers I saw on other blogs… Now, I’ve drafted and sewn a pair for myself. With a sailor front.

High waistline, fairly loose fit at the hip, straight wide legs. I made these in fairly thin and drapey dark blue denim and used golden yellow topstitching thread for the flat felled seams. And because of the wide shape, I could flat fell all the leg seams.

These jeans are really comfortable and I quite like the look with a top tucked in. Now, I just need to make some more blouses…

More pictures and the full story at my blog

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