Well, I tried my hand at cigarette pants over the last few days. I have always adored the look Audrey Hepburn has in Funny Face when she’s dancing in the philosophical bar. I made these from Butterick 7557- the pic above is not actually of my pattern, but is the same number. I bought mine from Selvage Shop on Etsy. My first shot were the gray ones, but being that gray isn’t really my color I made some dark denim ones today and like those MUCH better. I have a heck of a time finding pants that fit or even making my own, so I made up a muslin, then had to fix and fix and mark them up, and still had some tweaks on the final pair, but by the time I made the denim ones I knew what to do. I’m actually quite pleased, but the hardest thing is going to be finding shoes and tops to wear with them. I want to make a top like on the cover of the pattern, but I’ll have to wait until I find the perfect stripe- I’m actually thinking pink and gray would be really cute, which is funny in itself because both of those generally aren’t my colors. Here’s a couple of really dorky pictures of me wearing the pants.I also grabbed my husband to take a shot of the cute suit he bought me for our anniversary! I just love it- it’s a black and white check and looks very Lauren Bacall to me. It’s probably early 50s and is by Colony Casuals of California. How fun is that name? I love the pleating on the skirt- I added one close up so you can see the pattern. Please forgive my makeup-less hair messy self- I’ve been cutting out plaid on the bias today on my hands and knees and usually don’t care that much if I’m put together.
And I guess as a last thing I uploaded some things over the last week or two to the etsy store so here’s a little widget with a preview. I’ve got a few more things coming- hopefully I’ll start my vintage magazine destash in the next few weeks.