But black pants! I had no semi-casual black pants, and have been needing a good pair for years. So, one more go.
I made these as a late entry for January's Historical Sew Monthly (previously Fortnightly), the theme of which is foundations. And a good pair of black trousers is a good foundation piece to any wardrobe. I originally intended to make a corded petticoat for this challenge, but that didn't happen.
This pair is obviously like the last two, but this time I added pockets. It was my first time adding pockets to pants, so the opening for my hand turned out a little big, but as big pockets go well with big pants, I'm still pleased with them.
As for the photo shoot, I decided on a park near our house, early in the morning before Dan went to work (as it's dark by the time he gets home), but what I didn't plan for was the snowfall the night before. So I was a little chilly in my sweater and cotton pants. And I was only able to do my leap-frog idea once, as that was absurdly cold for my hands. I look a little deranged, but oh well.
The Challenge: Foundation
Fabric: Black cotton blend that I got for really cheap, but it feels like cotton.
Pattern: Wearing History's Smooth Sailing Trousers
Year: mid to late 1930's
Notions: zipper, hook/bar
How historically accurate is it? For the first time in ages, my fabric isn't completely natural, so points off there, but I still feel this is accurate enough for the 1930's.
Hours to complete: About 9.
First worn: A bit around the house, and for photos, but these will get worn A LOT.
Total cost: About $13 for fabric and zipper. Hook/bar I had on hand.