For a long time now I have fancied myself rocking a pair of wide swing pants in the style of Katherine Hepburn and when I discovered these at the Vintage Fashion Library, well we just had to meet up. That was when trouble began. Firstly they came with a caveat that they really measured up to a 32″ when constructed and not the size stated, not insurmountable so I took them on knowing that there would be a number of significant alterations and boy was I right! I won’t bore you with the details but just say that if I ever get to a point where these fit like the proverbial glove and make me look anything other than Toulouse Lautrec then I’ll cast the pattern in bronze for prosperity!
The muslin is a bit snug and the crotch could house a family of chipmunks. However persevere I did, though I think my sketch is a bit optimistic!. I have already cut the fabric a nice linen with a vertical stripe – throwing everything at these! I will post the finished article soon as I am using this post as much to concentrate the mind to actually finish, as to share with you the trauma which is the fitting of pants!