Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cigarette Pants

After that last post, I decided that the best way to get pictures taken of these pants was just to go ahead and wear them. We're going to dinner for my little brother's birthday and I figured I might as well take them for a trial run. I made them using an original pattern that I found on ebay a few years ago. It doesn't have the envelope anymore, and I'll have to dig back through my patterns to find out what company, etc it is, but I'll get that information for you all later. I had to do A LOT Of tweaking to get these pants to fit. I took about three inches out of the inseam and shortened the crotch length, while increasing the crotch depth in order to raise the waistline to where I wanted. I also had to take the outseams in a bit too. This was all from a size 12 pattern (normally I'm closer to a 14 in 1950s/60s patterns (but since I like things to fit snugly a 12 usually fits pretty well), and I was kind of socked at how much I had to take out to keep them from bagging. I'd been lusting after these pants from Bernie Dexter for quite a while and finally decided to just try and make some for myself. How hard could it be, right? Well, after all the fitting issues I had with the original pattern, I ended up with something that I'm generally pretty pleased with. They're not perfect, but I'll know what to do the next time around if I make another pair.




I guess this could work as an outfit post as well, since I do have an entire outfit put together. The shirt I don't wear very often, but I really love the neckline. I bought it at Corte Inglés in Barcelona when I was there a few years ago. The pants look cute with my solid pumps (the ones that I have in four different colors) but they don't really go with this shirt, and they're not very summery anyway, so I put on my favorite cork wedges. The bracelet came from the market in Segovia, the necklace came from a friend of mine, and the earrings I bought the other day when I found my new, giant silver hoops. I've got my new dress hanging up right now, to let the hem hang out, but I'll try and get pictures taken of it in the next few days. I've also got to make the belt to go with it, and I still need to line the skirt since the fabric is so sheer (and the skirt just needs a little more pouf to it).

9 comments:

  1. These and the shorts fit awesomely!

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  2. Fabulous pants!!! I love them!!!

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  3. Oh Evie! These are drop dead sexy! I love them! They are fantastic pants and one of the best cigarette pants I've ever seen. Totally bombshell. Love them! Gorgeous! xoxo, Sunni

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  4. Thank you all so much! After all the altering I had to do in order to get the inseam to fit properly, I really wasn't how they were going to turn out, but I really like them. I think I may make a black pair at some point.

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  5. I really like these pants and this outfit.

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  6. Awesome. Your hair is looking very cute.

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  7. Amazing fit and very individual.

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  8. Fabulous pants!:)Sooo stylish:)

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  9. These are hot! I wish I could make a pair but I am still terrified of making pants.

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