Sunday, 12 June 2011

Capri Pants (Burda 5/2011-124)


Retro style Capri pants inspired by images of my favourite classic actresses Doris Day and Audrey Hepburn.

I like colourful summery print at Doris Day's capris and if I had more leisure and vacation time in my life I would love to make something like this. But since I spend most of the time in the city I chose more classical print. It is black and white fine check in retro style. The fabric is a blend of cotton, polyester and lycra.

I think Burda very much reproduced the real 50s pattern. Just compare this picture with Burda pattern.

I didn't make any changes in the pattern, the only alteration I've made, I took ~ 1 cm in side seems below the pockets.  

I am pleased with Burda retro style patterns that they include in several last issues. As many others I am fond of that period and find 50s fashion very appealing.

Now after finishing this pants I need to think about some matching top. Of course I can wear them with my regular T-shirts and tops but I like how in 50s they complimented Capri pants with close-fitting blouses and jumpers like at the following pictures.

This wrap blouses and the whole outfits are beautiful. Should think about making something like this.

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