Instead, I decided to whip up another pair of 1930's trousers from a length of green wool I found at a fabric market awhile back. I'm decidedly a pants person, and I can only hope that in an alternate universe where I live in the 1930's, I'd choose to wear awesome wide-legged trousers all the time.
These went really quick because I used the same pattern as I did for my first pair, though I left off the cuffs. I think these will be worn a lot this Christmas season, as they're the perfect color and will keep my legs nice and warm.
The Challenge: Alternate Universe
Fabric: Green wool, I think 100%
Pattern: Wearing History's smooth sailing trousers.
Year: mid to late 1930's
Notions: a rather old looking metal zipper
How historically accurate is it? Just fine.
Hours to complete: 6.
First worn: Today, and hopefully a lot this Christmas season.
Total cost: $24 for the fabric and maybe $2 for the zipper.