Finished object: Wearing History Smooth Sailing, Trousers


Front view.

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Alternate front view.

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Front view, with cardigan and knit top.

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Side view.

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Back view.

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I finished these trousers last week and have only had a chance to properly photograph them over the weekend. I’ve been wearing them almost every day since it’s gotten very cold here. I finished these in one day (about ten hours?), from making a muslin to getting a finished product.

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Pattern Review:

Finished object: Wearing History Smooth Sailing, Trousers

Pattern Used: Wearing History Smooth Sailing, Mid 1930s Sports Trousers, size A

Pattern Description: High-waisted trousers, 1930s style.

Pattern Sizing: I used packet A, Bust 30-32-34. I cut a size 34, waist 28 for the trousers.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I made a muslin before I cut this in my fashion fabric, and it turned out pretty well. The high-waist is comfortable and flattering, and very practical.

Fabric Used: 60″ wool fabric with a good drape, 2 yards. $10/yard.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No revisions except for shortening the pant leg, since I am short. I serged the edges before I assembled the pieces together, and seamed up the left pants leg before I inserted the invisible zipper. I interfaced the waistband as well.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes!

Conclusion: This will be my TNT (tried and true) pattern for wide-legged, high-waist trousers. I’ve already made another one so far since finishing these.