1945 Wide Leg Trousers and Clam Diggers 34" to 40" waist DIGITAL PATTERN by EvaDress



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Originally by Vogue (9016), ("Easy to Make") 'Slacks with built-up or regulation waist line and choice of long or below-knee length. Built-up version is dart-fitted at front and back with patch pockets at front. Slacks finished on belt at waist line have dart fullness released at front and patch pockets at back. Ribbon suspenders buttoned over elastic loops at front are optional. Turned back cuffs on long version. Blouse is not included.’

This is a digitally-drafted 7-piece multi-size pattern for sizes 40 to 46 (fitting 34" to 40" waist and 43" to 50" hip)
Also available in size set A 14 to 20 (fitting 26" to 32" waist and 35" to 41" hip). from this link:

5/8" seams are given. **NOTE: As with many earlier trouser styles, you may find the rise on this pattern too long. Illustrated instructions are given to shorten for a really good fit.**

In the images, you see Lil in her fabulous wool version of the trousers and braces. She was our top finalist wearing them with the 1945 Beach Tops in the EvaDress Fabulous Forties Pattern Challenge!

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This E-Pattern will print on sheets of Letter or A4-size paper. Full instructions are in this download to help you do everything you need on your home printer, if you wish.

If you are printing the entire pattern on single, large sheets, the media HAS to be 36" or equivalent paper from a roll, as all pattern sheets are each different lengths.

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PATTERN NOT IN YOUR SIZE? Upon request, I am happy to furnish an additional schematic showing where to adjust the pattern pieces with instructions on how to re-size the pattern.

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Received almost instantly, clear instructions (if a bit old timey- took me a moment to understand that 'slide fastener' just meant a zipper), well sized. Had to make only a few alterations and the pattern has quickly become one of my favourite pants patterns and already been sewn twice!

Katha Paul Nov 14, 2020

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This was an excellent pattern! Very user friendly!

Fable Grey Sep 1, 2021

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Great customer service, and this pattern is lovely.

Jennifer Monsen Apr 8, 2021

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I love these pants. The pattern is easy to follow. Can't wait to make more.

Ashley Hawker Aug 30, 2021

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