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|Butterick: 7988 - Type:Suits / Separates |
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|Reviewed by:||The Dreamstress|
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|Posted on:||12/9/12 11:35 PM |
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1940s slacks, top and five-piece skirt with safari styling.
"Three piece sports outfit for Women and Misses. The jacket in two lengths, slacks, slightly flared five-piece skirt worn with lower edge of band at natural waistline."
My pattern is sized for a 32" bust, 27" waist, 35" hip. I resized the slacks pattern to a 39" hip.
The Fabric & Notions
1.5 metres of plain tabby weave wool suiting with a subtle tartan pattern in blue, grey and beige
The slacks are a lovely classic high-waisted style that looks subtly vintage without being obviously period. The lack of a side-seam is a clever design detail that not everyone will notice, but those who do will love.
The lack of a side seam means that there is little room for adjustment and correction once you cut your fabric, so doing a fitting toile is absolutely essential.
The side fastening set into a dart recommended in the pattern is quite fussy and tricky.
No side seams means no pockets, unless you want to fuss with welt pockets.
Changes I made to the pattern
I omitted the cuffs because I made a cutting mistake. Rather than doing the original side-dart fastening, I set an invisible zip into the centre back seam. Not period, but worked a tread.
Changes I would recommend/do next time
I found the rise on the pattern to be quite long, so I'll shorten it slightly next time.
I can't wait to make the full safari-styled version of this pattern!
A lovely 1940s slacks pattern, and while I adore the lack of a side seam, overall the pattern isn't my favourite high-waisted slacks pattern from this era ever.
I've blogged all about my slacks (with lots of pictures) if you want more information.
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