This morning I rewatched the History Channel miniseries version of "Bonnie & Clyde" that is currently on Netflix. I really love this version! I think it captures the story of these criminal lovers well, not to mention including fabulous 30s fashions!
I was inspired by Bonnie's edge when putting this outfit together. While it isn't a copy of any of Bonnie's looks, I gave a 1930s look a modern feel of edge by pairing it with my beloved leather jacket and a black velvet hat.
These trousers are also a recent make! I wanted some nice slacks that are good to pair with heels, so I made these Smooth Sailing trousers out of a dark wash denim. While I topstitched a couple seams for durability, the Smooth Sailing pattern with its side zip and cuffs really has more of a trouser feel than jeans. This makes them perfect for the coffee meetings and business casual events I'm starting to go to more often because of my work as a pastor.
Of course, by the time I took these photos I had sat through a couple such meetings for a few hours, so they're a bit wrinkled. But that crease I ironed in down the front was still going strong!
In case you want to try making these trousers for yourself, just a sizing note:
I have a 24" waist and 35" hips, and the smallest size was perfect right out of the envelope. I'm also 5' tall, and all I did to the pattern was shorten it by an inch. This makes it just the right length for me to wear with 2"+ heels.
If you want more details about this pattern, I was quite thorough in this post!
sweater: Corticelli, made by me
jeans: made by me, Smooth Sailing Wearing History pattern
leather jacket: sorry, can't remember!
heels: Payless (several years old)
1930s velvet hat: OLL