Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Cigarette Pant!

I've been eyeing the Cigarette Pant trend for the last couple of years now. 

Cigarette pants are slim-fitted pants that feature a straight opening at the foot rather than a taper or flare. Also known as “stovepipe pants,” “pencil pants” or “slim-fit pants,” these pants first became popular during the 1950s in both men’s and women’s fashions. While men wore them most commonly in black, women wore them in denim or cropped as “Capri” pants. Since the 1950s, cigarette pants have gone in and out of style throughout the decades, largely following various music movements.
Cigarette pants were particularly favored by such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Sandra Dee during the 1950s. As the 50s gave way to the counter-culture of the 1960s, pants with a flare, boot cut, or bell bottom eclipsed the popularity of the straight-legged pant. While flared pants became a staple of 1970s fashion, many of those who were part of the underground punk scene began wearing cigarette pants again. By the 1980s, leggingsspandex, and skinny jeans were all the rage, and especially favored by heavy metal bands.

Article from greekwise.com and images used are from the google.com.

I had originally started making this particular pair last year, but used the wrong pattern I feel to get the results I wanted, Simplicity 1699.  I think there are so many other patterns that will give you the look.  I had to tweak this pattern several times to get it to wear I wanted it. 

Here are my Cigarette Pants using Simplicity 1699.  

My version of cigarette pants.  Actually started them last year, my Muslim but finally got the fit I wanted!  I'll be making some floral ones really soon!  Details on the blog, address in profile  #Itsmelaniedarling #seamstress #sewing #sewist #sewcialist

Happy Sewing!


  1. I love them! I've been wearing this style for a while but didn't know they what they were called. I described them as loose leggings. So comfy in a knit fabric. My go to casual look with a tunic-- which is almost daily.

  2. can't wait to see what you come up with again if you choose to make them again, last years make looks fantstic!


  3. I have not been able to find a pants pattern that I can use right out of the envelope. Wish I could. How much tweaking did you have to do? Because these pants look wonderful on you.

  4. I love the print that you've chosen. I made the pants once. Yours look great!

  5. Oh Ms. Melanie! This is my most favorite type of pants! I love them so much I created my own "Franken pattern" from a few of my favorites! I now have a perfect pattern to create those great pants whenever I find a good Scuba or Ponte fabric! Looks like you have the perfect pattern as well...they look great on you, good job!

  6. Hi Melanie Darling I love your look. I am also working on a pair, I am using New Look 6231...I hope to have as great an outcome as you did. I have to confess this is part of me learning to fit as well. But I will not give up.I am going to get this panting making...


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