Your pants too big!


Made these cords years ago. It was before I got my jeans fit from my repro. I made about three pair of corduroy pants, in what I thought was a good loose 40s fit. Now, they are just too droopy on the sides. It's kind of embarrassing. I'm talking each leg like 5" too much fabric.
Last week I decided to make this week wear skirts and dresses week. Why not? I have all these dresses and I was getting into a rut of just throwing on pants, so I'm making sure I keep with my vintage like aspirations and I'm putting some effort into my look.



The beauty of the pants is that all I had to do was make sure the skirt was long enough. I cut open on the inside seam of the legs and slightly tapered the waist line of the new center seams of the skirt. I decided to make the skirt without a waist band because I had already folded and pressed the cuff of the pants.


I did add a band of bias cut cotton on the waist for some extra stability. 


A simple zipper and hook and eye and a hem and the skirt is done.


Done and done. I wore this skirt dancing on Monday and it handled great. I did five hours of dancing and most of it was to a great band, Petunia and the Vipers. IT was a great time. They preformed three sets of cool country swing and then played on after that! I got home just in time to get in 3 and a half hours of shut eye before work.

Totally worth it.
I plan on doing this to my other corduroy pants and another pair I have. I need more skirts anyway. Alright! Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. the new skirts look great, very flattering.

    good job! The go with Make & Mend too

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Labels

1940 (653) catalog Sunday (436) 1930 (402) dress (400) progress (216) suit (172) coat (158) repro (153) cotton (146) pattern (116) hat (111) blouse (110) shoes (107) 1950 (104) 1920 (99) etsy (94) jacket (88) Chicago Mail Order (87) personal (87) day dress (86) WWII (81) Lane Bryant (77) separates (75) Wards (72) illustration (72) gown (71) butterick (69) skirt (67) day project (66) fabric (66) simplicity (65) vintageville (65) nvl (63) McCall (62) foundation garments (62) linen (62) pants (59) homemaking (58) event (54) music (54) sweater (54) rayon (53) cocktail dress (52) dubarry (50) flower (48) accessories (47) house coat (46) cmo (45) Sears (43) playsuit (43) wool (42) stockings (40) slip (39) Spiegel (37) make and mend (36) 1960 (35) purse (35) advertisement (33) hollywood (33) holiday (32) pajamas (32) robe (32) apron (31) showcase (31) buttons (30) catalog (30) gloves (29) National Bellas Hess. (28) dance (27) denim (27) dust bowl (27) furniture (27) dyeing (26) Man Month (25) drawing (25) In Memoriam (24) costume (24) overalls (24) NRA (23) navy (23) underpants (23) 1930s (22) MnM11 (22) men (22) sew-along (22) bra (20) cloche (20) children (19) giveaway (19) patterns (19) royalchrome (18) sewing (18) craft (17) hair (17) hats (17) jewelry (17) mnm12 (17) nightgown (17) silk (17) stout (17) velvet (17) CVTotI (16) PPP (16) 1910 (15) 1940s (15) jacket in a week (15) lace (15) Air Raid (14) bathing suit (14) beret (14) cape (14) quilt (14) swimsuit (14) MnM13 (13) collar (13) lingerie (13) loungewear (13) mail order (13) pictorial (13) repair (13) advance (12) alteration (12) dress form (12) rick rack (12) scarf (12) seersucker (12) socks (12) sweaters (12) MnM14 (11) food (11) girdle (11) men's (11) plaid (11) wardrobe (11) New York (10) border print (10) cicada (10) depression (10) piping (10) redingote (10) the gardenia dress (10) tiki (10) uniform (10) 1970 (9) anne addams (9) cocktail (9) jimjams (9) red (9) smock (9) bag (8) corduroy (8) evening gown (8) excella (8) family (8) marian martin (8) panties (8) sale (8) shirt (8) sleeve (8) tweed (8) underdress (8) National Coat and Suit Company (7) bolero (7) crepe (7) design (7) embroidery (7) flapper (7) garter (7) halloween (7) just because (7) knitting (7) movie (7) novelty print (7) pleats (7) shopping (7) slippers (7) toys (7) vogue (7) Phantom of the Opera (6) bargain (6) brooch (6) calico (6) classic (6) coats (6) color (6) costuming (6) expo (6) glass (6) handkerchief (6) notions (6) restoration (6) shirtwaist (6) sick (6) sleepwear (6) theater (6) zipper (6) applique (5) architecture (5) blackface (5) body (5) book (5) boots (5) cat (5) chambray (5) cosmetics (5) fashion (5) house dress (5) jacket in a week 2 (5) jumper (5) little things (5) maternity (5) mock-up (5) museum (5) necktie (5) party (5) photos (5) pimp (5) sweater dress (5) vest (5) 1945 (4) 1980 (4) Montgomery Wards (4) belt (4) comments (4) dog (4) elastic (4) furnishings (4) housewares (4) monogram (4) monster making (4) pattern making (4) pets (4) revolution (4) scallop (4) ski suit (4) swing dress (4) tappants (4) vintage (4) watches (4) wedding (4) 1800s (3) 1900 (3) VPP (3) WWI (3) beauty (3) cookies (3) corset (3) cuff (3) darning (3) deco (3) dicky (3) doggie (3) ebay (3) groceries (3) lindy (3) shirring (3) shorts (3) sporty (3) styling (3) summer (3) teaching (3) turban (3) upholstery (3) viva (3) winter (3) 1990 (2) PDF (2) SAT (2) UK (2) adventure (2) beach pajamas (2) beer (2) bloomers (2) blue (2) books (2) cardigan (2) chair (2) commission (2) cooking (2) couch (2) detail (2) diner (2) doll (2) feedsack (2) fur (2) gowns (2) handmade (2) hiking (2) interview (2) kickstarter (2) learning (2) lucite (2) makeup (2) natural (2) nurse (2) nylon (2) outsize (2) pin-tucking (2) pique (2) playclothes friday (2) plus size (2) raglan (2) retro (2) rings (2) ruffles (2) satin (2) sequin (2) singer (2) slacks (2) snoods (2) stripes (2) sundries (2) superior (2) thrift (2) two-tone (2) wearing history (2) woman (2) women (2) workwear (2) year (2) yellow (2) yoke (2) ADSLA (1) Brian (1) Casts of Color (1) Facebook (1) Hart Schaffner n Marx (1) Lady Day (1) Promotion (1) Rowman's (1) San Francisco (1) Steampunk (1) apple (1) articles (1) atomic (1) awards (1) baby (1) bakelite (1) baking (1) bar (1) baseball (1) batman (1) bead (1) bed (1) bedspread (1) berthas (1) bike (1) birthday (1) black people (1) blogs (1) bracelets (1) braces (1) burda (1) candy (1) canned goods (1) caplet (1) christmas (1) cleaning (1) clock (1) closet (1) comic (1) cosplay (1) custom (1) decorating (1) disaster sewing (1) dressing gown (1) drinking (1) drop waist (1) fagoting (1) fat people (1) felt (1) flocking (1) flooring (1) fonts (1) footware (1) fruit (1) gadgets (1) godet (1) grading (1) guest comments (1) gusset (1) halter (1) history (1) hood (1) hosiery (1) hygiene (1) instructions (1) kitchen (1) lamp (1) landmark (1) lawn (1) masks (1) mensturation (1) mid-century modern (1) mirror (1) misses (1) muppet (1) needle (1) notches (1) pandemic (1) patternbook (1) pearls (1) pictures (1) plants (1) plus fours (1) pocket (1) portraits (1) puppet (1) radio (1) raincoat (1) recreation (1) refashion (1) ric rac (1) rugs (1) sailor (1) savings (1) sci-fi (1) serger (1) shades (1) sharkskin (1) shawl (1) skit (1) standard (1) store (1) suspenders (1) swing (1) table (1) textles (1) thread (1) tips (1) tote (1) tour (1) travel (1) tv (1) twill (1) type (1) umbrella (1) veil (1) video (1) vintage outing (1) white (1) wrap dress (1) writing (1) yay (1)