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.