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Vintage Overview: French sailor trousers

Plus free flat sketches (when you subscribe to Fashion Tech support's newsletter). Continuing from where I stopped on my previous post: time to talk about my second pair of sailor trousers, the French one. The fit: Originally a generous straight leg, but not enough for me to call them wide leg trousers. I unpicked the inseam since I was in that mood, tried it on and realised it could also work as a skirt. But I decided to keep them as trousers and added a triangular panel between the legs so i could have the wide legs I wanted. You can barely see the natural curve of my tummy (that's called being a woman), so this would be a good style...

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Vintage overview: Italian Sailor trousers

Plus free flat sketches! As I wrote on my post about redoing a vintage kimono, I love shopping for vintage clothes, supposedly for research purposes and actually for wearing them myself. This weekend I decided it was about time I adjusted two pairs of sailor trousers - one Italian, and one French - bought in August 2016, at Cenci Vintage London (hint: don't be fooled by the number of followers on their Instagram, major Fashion houses send their teams there twice a year for research!). And since I had to take them apart anyway, there was no excuse for not drafting the patterns, as well. These trousers have no side seam, only an inseam; it's an interesting construction that is...

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