1950s Vintage Pants & Jumpsuit Patterns
Move into the 1950s and things get slim. Some trousers still followed the lines of the late 1940s but most started getting really narrow legs. We still don’t have a higher crotch point, like with modern pants but we started moving it a bit upward. It’s the predecessor of the skinny jean- but mixed with the longer crotch length. The Wide leg 1940s pants popularised by Katherine Hepburn was worn into the early '50s but with a more tailored fit, a higher crotch, and without the pleats. By the late 1950s, you see front fastening, back fastening, and side fastening trousers. Most people think of Dungarees or Jeans as the casual workwear trousers with topstitching details and pockets- the predecessor of today’s jeans or denim. Denim is the weave of cotton that jeans or dungarees are made from. It’s a twill weave and often thicker and sturdier than other twill weaves. But Dungaree is also a fabric! The difference between dungaree and denim is when they are dyed. Dungaree fabric is dyed and then woven, and denim is woven and then dyed
Our 1950's vintage Pants & Jumpsuit pattern collection is available in sizes ranging from XXS – XXL. We offer either the original pattern, a high-quality true to scale 1950s sewing pattern reproduction or an easy PDF sewing pattern to download at home.
References: Wearing History Blog