Tuesday, 15 May 2012

1974 Simplicity flares


 
My inspiration for these came from this print.



It's a print of a 1930's French advertisement for cigarettes. I've had it for years and continually resolve to have it framed and then fail to do so. I like the outfit on the left best, and I only recently discovered she may actually be wearing a skirt, not trousers. When it was inspiring me, I thought they were trousers. I'd actually like to make her jacket too. ANYWAY. Here is my version.


And here is the pattern I used, which is indeed from 1974.

  

I love that the envelope back boasts about the 'new' narrow shoulder look of the jacket. I did make the jacket years ago, in bright blue corduroy.

  



I'm nicknaming them the Diet Flares, because the waist is so FREAKING TIGHT I really couldn't eat a lot today. Maybe I could call them Soup Flares? "Souper" Flares? Hur hur. Meh, whatever.


8 comments:

  1. They are fantastic. That Gitanes ad is gorgeous.

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  2. Those pants are great! I love a good swing pant.

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  3. wow ! awesome ! you did an unique and beautiful piece !!!
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  4. They are frickin insanely fabulous! I love them so much - your legs look a million miles long too! You're so clever. Sarah xxx

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  5. hello! firstly, these trousers are really lovely!! and secondly I've nominated you blog for the Liebster blog award on my page! xx

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  6. They look so brilliant on you!!!
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  7. These look fantastic, so flattering, I have been meaning to make a pair of 70s wide legged trousers for an age, I will look out for this pattern! Thanks for the blog nomination :-)

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