The pattern is Butterick 5895, a high-waisted pant created by Gertie for Butterick. I used a wool gabardine in black for the fabric.
I must tell you, I was terrified to sew pants. I figured they'd come out all wonky and I'd be grappling over fit for months. I was wrong - these were a dream to sew! I only had two small alterations, which were easy to spot thanks to my body graph.
- I took the waist in an inch. Normally, I add an inch to the waist, but I went up a size on these pants to get a good fit in the hip.
- I had to take in the right leg a little bit, because of Slim.
I got some denim to do a lighter version for summer because I like these so much, and eyelet cotton to do the blouse that's also in the pattern. So hooray for pants!
The pattern is Simplicity 2195, a 1950s blouse pattern. I got the fabric from Hart's in Santa Cruz, and it's reproduction Feedsack Cotton (!).
I've noticed in the past few weeks some other sewing bloggers that have an obsession with stitching up blouses like these, Handmade Jane and Tasha of By Gum By Golly. I think I might be similarly addicted... I already have fabric for a gingham version that I can monogram and a sleeveless version in another reproduction feedsack!
Creativity is Contagious, Pass it On!
Don't be afraid to sew pants, people! I can now say for certain it's not nearly as scary as you have built it up to be in your head.