Tuesday, July 8, 2014

40's Trousers Outfit {Finished Costume}

A long while ago I posted about wanting to make a pair of 30's or 40's trousers. Well, I finally did it! I made the trousers, and a top, to wear at Aviation Day back in May. This was a really quick and easy project and only took my about 3 days including the days I spent on the mock up.

I ended up using Simplicity patterns 3688 for the pants and 1692 for the blouse. The only changes I made to the patterns was the waistband on the pants because I didn't like the way they did it. And I ended up using an invisible zipper. 

At first I was undecided about doing blouse B or C. I ended up doing C because I didn't like the neckline in the B one and I didn't want to spend the time mocking up my own pattern.

Here's the materials I ended up with. I used a dark denim for the trousers and a cotton print for the blouse. I found both at JoAnn's.

And here's some pictures of the finished outfit. I used a snood for the pictures because I didn't want to curl my hair, and that was an easy and acceptable alternative. Besides, I made the thing years ago and only wore it once.
 


I found these shoes at a garage sale for two bucks. I don't know what I would have done if I didn't find them!