|Little Brooklyn Vintage on Etsy|
|Serine23 on Etsy|
Meanwhile, I have my version of Simplicity 5409, from 1972, to show you. I got this pattern for 99 cents at Savers thrift store, and made the pants up in denim.
|Simplicity 5409 from 1972|
These are a straight-legged pant, with a big cuff on the bottom. They're very wide of leg, with the waist shaped by darts in back, and pleats in front. I was annoyed to find that despite matching my measurements, the ease added to this pattern was extraordinary. I took a whopping 6 inches out of the waist and hips, through the side seams and darts, to get the pants to fit smoothly and tightly.
|I forgot my red lipstick today|
What I was happy to discover is that these pants have a great Rockabilly/pinup/30's-40's look, and work as well with a shirt tucked in as worn out. I'm super happy with them, and as evidenced above, have already found a few more pants patterns from the past to try out.