Friday, November 13, 2015

McCall's 7198.......Pants

Yes another easy and simple McCall's pattern, an elasticized waist pant pattern and a great sewjo booster. This pant is so comfy that have worn it 3 times since I made it about 2 weeks ago.
See below for a complete pattern review.

Gross-grain hem finish
Fabric: Stretch Crepe from my local Fabricland . This fabric has some weight to it which makes it perfect for our Alberta cold temp.

Pattern Description: Close fitting, below waist shorts and pants have elasticized waist and stitched hems

Pattern Sizing: E5- 14-to 22. I cut size 16 of view D

 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: I think so.

Were the instructions easy to follow: I didn't follow the instruction, I actually didn't need it for this simple pants.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Here are few I made;
1. Lengthen by 2.5"
2. Lengthened back crotch by making a  1.5"wedge
3. Made 1" wedge on the back center waist and graded to nothing on the side
4. Shortened the front crotch by 2.5"
5. Added 1.5" gross grain to finish the hem because the finished length was too short even with additional 2.5"but I like how this turns out because the grain gave the pants some weight on the hem

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love  the  style, fit and comfort of the the pants

Would you recommend it to others? Yes if you love simple,quick and stylish pants this is a go to pant pattern.
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  1. Whoa. These look good Aminat!

    1. Thank you L, I really love it too and its so comfortable

  2. Very nice and I love, love, love the fit on you! Lately, I've really been loving the simplicity of "pull on" pants. You can get a quick sew and a great fit with no fuss! You did an awesome job and I can understand why you wear them so much, I do too!

  3. Thank you Myra.... I think pull on is the trick these days and they are quite comfy too