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Simplicity: 3688 (1940's Retro Wardrobe) thumbsup - Type:Coordinates    printable version
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Reviewed by:MagpieJen
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Posted on:6/28/08 1:28 AM
Last Updated:6/28/08 1:34 AM

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moggy said...
What fantastic trousers! It is still seemingly impossible to buy pants that come up to the waist - and these ones look suitably vintage (which is always a good thing in my opinion).
6/28/08 2:58 AM
delirium said...
I've been meaning to try these for ages, I'd like a pair of Kat Hepburn style trousers. Your review was really helpful. Btw, are you the same MagpieJen that used to post on TORC? I used to post there in a previous life. Alison.
6/28/08 6:15 AM
Tiner W said...
These are so elegant on you! Beautiful!
6/28/08 8:51 AM
dbsewer said...
Wow, three pairs of great fitting pants and I can't even manage one. Your review is inspiring so you may have given me the nudge I needed to get brave. All three look great on you and you're right, they make your waist look teeny. Lovely pants.
6/28/08 9:15 AM
Kbenco said...
Great pants are sewing gold in my opinion. These look terrific on you in every version.
6/28/08 9:41 AM
SewingSusan said...
Great review and amazing trousers!! What's a pants slip?
6/28/08 9:49 AM
MagpieJen said...
Alison/delirium - I am! I used to love TORC so much! Nice to see you here :) SewingSusan: They're just like a slip - same silky material - but made with legs so you can wear them under trousers. I got mine at a department store. Thank you everyone for your kind words!
6/28/08 11:07 AM
Heatherrique said...
Very attractive and sleek fitting pants! Glamourous photo of you! You definitely resurrected 40's chic and make it so wearable for the present! You convinced me to add this my list! I also like that bright furry model in the corner!
6/28/08 12:17 PM
EveS said...
Fabulous retro pants!!! I've always loved this style!
6/28/08 12:35 PM
Birgitte said...
That is an absolute sublime picture... straight out of a 40's movie reel. If I had a waist I'd be sewing these as I type. Fantastic.
6/28/08 12:43 PM
ladybirdlove said...
Beautiful!! Hooray for high-rise pants (honestly, will the low-rise trend ever leave?)!!! I'm going to pay more attention to the retro patterns now...
6/28/08 12:59 PM
Darla in PA said...
Great job on the trousers (pants). I'm not sure that I'm ready for the high-waisted pants as I prefer the mid-rise on pants but they look very good on you.
6/28/08 3:51 PM
Athene said...
I love all three pairs of pants - you look very attractive in each one. Thank you for the good review.
6/28/08 5:02 PM
phthooey said...
So elegant and classic! And with a matching cat to boot. :)
6/29/08 9:48 AM
layla said...
Beautiful work look so Bacall in this style the look on you.
6/29/08 9:49 AM
Stitchcakes said...
These are stunning on you! On me? Gross! That's why I hope some day ALL pant rises can learn to co-exist in peace and not prove to be trends that 'go away'. These aren't for everybody, but they are definitely for you!! BTW, LOVE your orange cat - mine's name is Jake!
7/6/08 2:56 PM
3KillerBs said...
Wow. I bought this for the jacket and skirt but I might go ahead and try a pair of those pants. I've hardly ever seen a pair of pants more flattering, feminine, and shapely in the back.
10/26/08 5:50 PM
Lana E said...
Your review is great. I appreciate all the small details you've included about fitting. Your pants are lovely, I especially like the beige pair.
11/17/08 1:57 PM
Cynthia Peacock said...
I have this pattern forever, but haven't made it yet. You have inspired me!
11/21/11 12:32 PM
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