Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans

Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans- 1940s, retro, sweater, outfit, vintage

With the onset of fall and winter coming, I really wanted to make myself another pair of vintage-style jeans.  I have one pair now, but they're a 50s-60s pedal pusher style, and I didn't want to have to worry about chilly ankles.  

Thus, I set about making a 40s, baggy, farmgirl sort of jean.  I took inspiration from the Freddies of Pinewood styles and vintage photos, and I'm quite pleased with the results!  (Though in these photos they're a bit wrinkly from sitting in class all day.)

Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans- 1940s, retro, sweater, outfit, vintage

I used the top down to the apex of the hips from the pattern pieces of Butterick 9779, but from there I went rogue and did my own thing.  I widened and lengthened the leg, added belt loops and pockets on front and back, finished all the seams inside, and put in contrast stitching over all of it.

I used a dark denim, and it works quite well for this.  It's not too thick, so the pants are easy to move around in, but they're thick enough to tromp around in a cold forest.  I also added quite a bit of length in order to cuff the bottoms, and I chose red for the contrast stitching.  I figured it's a bit different from the norm, but red still goes with a retro look and lots of my wardrobe pieces.

Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans- 1940s, retro, sweater, outfit, vintage

Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans- 1940s, retro, sweater, outfit, vintage

Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans- 1940s, retro, sweater, outfit, vintage

Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans- 1940s, retro, sweater, outfit, vintage

Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans- 1940s, retro, sweater, outfit, vintage

I then wore these jeans to a GYRAD event (Get-Your-Roommate-a-Date) with my dorm floor at a local pumpkin patch.  I would have more photos, but by the time we got there it was already dark, and having fifty photos of me screaming like a mimi while walking through a haunted corn maze and clutching Jacob's arm would get old fast.  (Terrifying stuff, haunted corn mazes.)  We did finish with fire and s'mores though, and that was great!  I love fall.

Outfit (above) details:
shoes: Payless
jeans: made by me!
shirt:  ummm...
belt: The Buckle via thrift store
sweater: Eddie Bauer via thrift store

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Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans
Jessie "Bon Kue Kue", me, and Jacob
Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans
Here's some of the group with their dates! 
Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans
This is Rico's first hot cider!
Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans
More of the gang
Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans
My awesome suitemate, Danielle, and her date
Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans
Olivia and her date
Flashback Summer:  Pumpkin Patch GYRAD and a New Pair of Jeans
Me and my man!  Wooo!

8 comments

  1. Love the jeans! I have some denim just waiting to be made into a pair this fall. Hope mine turn out as cute as yours!

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    1. Aw, thanks Stephanie! Good luck with yours, and I can't wait to see them!

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  2. Oh my goodness gracious, do I love your pants! The red stitching is perfection. Awesome job, honey, you (and your jeans) really look amazing!

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. You did a great job. They are so cute and I love how you wore them with the plaid shirt and cardigan.

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  4. Ahh you look so cute in that outfit! I really love the style of the jeans, they turned out great.

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  5. Holy cannoli, these are the cutest jeans ever! I cannot believe you made these!!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. Hahaha, thanks Jamie! I'm glad you like them!

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