Decades of Style Trousers

A customer told me about a pattern company in the States called Decades of Style. Of course I had to check them out! They copy old vintage patterns in modern day sizing. They aren’t the cheapest and not all my cup of tea but this trouser pattern is a winner.

The instructions were the best but if you already know how to make trousers you won’t really need them as pretty simple to make.

We have some gorgeous coral gaberdine in the shop at the moment so thought this would be perfect as it has a nice drape to it.

I checked the sizing and I was in between sizes – as normal, my waist is smaller than my bottom, proportionally, so I just drew a line in between the two sizes. As trousers are such simple pattern shapes this is pretty easy to do and meant I could use an 8 for my waist and 10 for my bottom/hip area.

They are very wide in the leg which I love but I did decide to shave off 1cm from each leg as were just a little too costumey.

They fasten with a concealed zip at the centre back and are really simple to make. I whipped them up in a couple of hours and used the overlocker to finish all the seams. I decided to hand stitch the hem as felt a machine stitch would ruin the look.

They fit so well I am going to make some in lots of fabrics. So pleased – think they might be my staple trousers for Autumn. Just a shame it is too hot to wear at the moment.

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