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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 20:44 pm 
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1949 pattern trousers I have a pretty good idea how to convert the trousers to 1937 pattern. Has anyone done this and if so do they look ok?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:32 am 
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They do the job but leave a closure seam very visible where the rear pocket is removed, and dont forget to dump the waist adjusters !
When you move the thigh pocket to the front make sure the sewing machines needle can handle the closure flap as its got 3 lots of serge and lining to get through.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:20 am 
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TBH, decent size 49 pattern are getting harder to find so i'd keep them as they are and get some panther store repros

You can always tell 'converted' BD so unless you're using it for battling and its not going to be seen much i'd leave it and not wreck something becoming collectable in its own right.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 16:44 pm 
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Why ????????????????????? just buy a pair of repro WW2 trousers


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Unless you are getting them for a dirt cheap price, there's more work involved than its worth. I agree with Jon, by repros.


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Like the guys say, back in the day it was worth it when there were not that many good repros about and you could get 49 pattern for a tenner or less.

Now, you know some people actually re-enact the national service era (i do) and large sizes of 49 pattern are not longer that cheap or plentiful.

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Go replica. P49 in decent size is worth some money these days..


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I've done it and it looks good.
But a hell of a job to do right!!!

As stated before you may be better of buying a replica.

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