I've never been much of a pants girl, but on my quest to a more casual vintage style, I've been filling my closet with things I might have not considered couple years ago. That also includes jumpers.
A while ago I came across this late 50's - early 60's pants pattern and wanted to try it out. I only needed to grade them one size larger, other than that, the fit was great. Maybe I just should have made them a little longer as my huge calves kind of get stuck on the narrow leg openings and the pant legs tend to ride up when I sit or climb stairs.
I used stretch cotton from my stash, which is comfortable, but gathers all the cat hair like velcro.
The pants open up at the front where the pockets are and there are no other closures like zips or anything, just two little buttons on each side.
Here's also a fresh flee market find from couple days ago. I've been wanting a simple sewing machine to keep at home so I wouldn't need to drag every little repair project to my studio and back. I came across this adorable 1965 (according to the serial number) Singer sewing machine at a near by flee market and just had to bring it home. It works beautifully, but unfortunately it's missing all the special feet and extra bobbins. Not that I would need to sew anything but straight stitch at home, and if I do, I'm sure I can find extra parts for it.
It's fully cast iron so it's quite heavy and despite being more than 50 years old it's still better than any cheap-o plastic sewing machine you can buy from a supermarket for a 100 Euros.
See, it even comes with a suit case!