I decided to make them longer than the original as I think I will wear them more often this way... especially since it is September already!
Not a bad fit considering I was working from a Japanese pattern and had no idea what size it was other than "medium".
I used grosgrain ribbon to stabilise the inside of the waistband.
Pattern: A3 from "Dresses from the 60's Movies" ISBN4-579-10691-1
Fabric: Less than 2 metres of black stretch cotton sateen from Favourite Fabrics at eeebaay
Other notions: 1 metre grosgrain ribbon; 1 x 9 inch zip; 2 hooks-and-eyes.
How was the sewing?
No problems... unless you count the fact that I put the zip in the right side seam instead of the left. But why be conventional?!
The fabric was really easy to work with.
I traced the pattern and cut the fabric on Saturday.
The stitching was fast and easy.
This is exactly the pair of trousers I wanted to make and wear. I spent far too long looking for a similar vintage pattern on Etsy before I remembered this design, lurking in the depths of a book full of frocks.
Would I make this pattern again? I think so... but I would definitely stick to a fabric with a little bit of stretch. Maybe a wool / lycra mix for a warmer version?
Now I am all fired up to make some 60's-style tops! Woo hoo!