Hi Friends! I had a few moments this afternoon to take some pictures of me in a couple garments I’ve made recently. I actually wore these two together for work today and I thought to myself there’s no better time to get these pictures done than right now! You’ve already seen the top, McCalls 6604… Continue reading Butterick 5682 Jeans with McCalls 6604
Hi Everyone, In the next few weeks, as I sew from my list of fun new projects (including pants!), I am going to embark on a series of posts that will update two older posts from 2008 called "The Katherine Hepburn Inspired Trouser Pants". Those posts were my first attempt at a tutorial and I… Continue reading The Pants Update – Revisiting the Katherine Hepburn Pant Tutorial
They are done! I finished these a week ago Sunday but just now was able to take some pictures of me in them. I guess the next logical step is to write a pattern review of these over at Patternreview.com, no? I've never done a review so maybe I'll take some time and put one… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants – Finish
People, I am sitting in my new pair of cargo pants! So a few days ago I had gone to cut out my fabric and to my utter dismay was short by about 1/4 yard. On Saturday I got up early and drove to Hancock Fabrics to see if I could find this particular fabric… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants-Entry 10-WE HAVE PANTS!
I've made some changes to the pockets on this pattern. Some out of necessity -- the Front Pocket Facing and the Side Front and others out of a lack of design -- the back pocket. This pattern does not contain a back pocket. Hilarious. What Cargo Pant doesn't have a back pocket? Mine absolutely have… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants-Entry 9-Pockets
Today was supposed to be THE DAY to cut out my pants and get sewing. I stayed up last night to finish my pocket changes to the front and today was shaping up to be perfect. When.. I know you have all been there with me at one point or another in your sewing lives. … Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants-Entry 8-Cut Out Day
The Bum Adjustment. Butt Adjustment. Protruding Rear-End Adjustment. Junk in the Trunk Adjustment, whatever you want to call it adjustment. That is my next step on these pants. Although I've expanded the hip line to give me enough room around the hips I neglected to take into consideration the room I need in the body… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 5-The Bum Adjustment
These were a pair of some really HUGE pants that showed up at work not too long ago as part of our uniform delivery service. We all giggled a little and tried to imagine who the person was that wears these pants. Trying to get a pair of pants that fit, no matter what your… Continue reading Well…now that the traveling is over it’s time for a Staycation and finishing some pants!
Well, here's the muslin, finally! I enjoyed our visitors this last week and remind me to tell you all about this fabulous restaurant we went to on Saturday night....delightfull! First of all I want to apologize for these very grainy photos. I was fiddling around with my point and shoot camera thinking I could take… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 4-The Muslin
I'm just going to get right into the alterations. I used THIS FORM from the New Mexico University Extension Office and then measured the pattern. Upon review I fortunately only have to do 2 adjustments. The length is within my measurements but the waist and hips need to be larger. I need to add a… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 2-The Waist Alteration