You may recognise them from my Spring sewing post. The pattern is Simplicity 2645, which is now out of print, but I managed to find a copy going cheap on eBay Australia of all places. They have a facing rather than a waistband, and I love the scalloped shaping at the waistline.
While I fiddle with the toile fit for my oddly propertioned lower half, with its full two sizes difference between waist and full hip to accomodate the Thighs Of Doom, I've scoured the net and the blogosphere for more inspiration and tips before I go ahead and dive in.
Though I got this pattern for a very reasonable price even with postage from the other side of the world, there are plenty of good repro patterns and original period ones available for a little more. These are a few of my favourites.
|Simplicity 3322 Slacks and Overalls|
|Folkwear Patterns Hollywood pants|
|Folkwear Patterns Rosie The Riveter slacks and overalls|
In the next installment: Photos and Sources