The pattern was Du Barry 5416, a 1940's era pair of trousers and waistcoat. I never did get the waistcoat made :)
Not that I was trying to, mind you. I just really wanted a pair of vintage, high waisted, trousers. I found some suiting in Joann's that I liked, and upsized my pattern a bit.
And this is how they came out- not bad huh?
I had a bit of an issue with the fly. My fabric, pretty as it is, frays TERRIBLY. Which meant my seams needed a little bit of extra protection. Not confident enough to do French seams in a pair of trousers (this is my first pair) I opted to zigzag the edges. But the fly... that wasn't going to work. I ended up doing that double fabric thickness so I could hide that seam inside and give the buttonholes extra strength. It looks kind of funny in this photo, but I assure you that is my pose rather than the trousers. It was REALLY cold and I only tolerated a few quick pics!
A slow turn...
allows you to see this not so good rear view. I am wearing a tank top under my lacy jumper because I didn't want to get too cold. It shows under my trousers- that is what the weird line in back is. They are actually very flattering in back given a better (not moving and weird hip positions)...
and the side. I love them. They are far from perfect, but the fabric is pretty, they are very comfy, and yes, I even put on a belt. I think I would make them with belt loops next time though ;)
I wore them out Saturday, as we celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary!
Cue the gratuitous food pics...
Every gal dressed in Vintage style needs an old diner to go to :) This one has been around since 1929- oh originally it was in an old railway carriage, not in this building, but the Silhouette was the same ;) This is the Virginia Diner, in Wakefield VA.
The trip back was rather eventful. A storm system blew through rapidly- this is on the Varina-Enon suspension bridge at Dutch Gap, Virginia. It was strong SCARY wind gusts on this- with snow gusting every which way. You can't even see much over the side of the bridge can you? It is not like that normally!
Once we got home though, it was sunny- and there was not a whole lot of snow. Thank goodness!
But the day ended rather prettily- with an amazing, blazing sunset. Yes, the whole sky glowed like this :)