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Butterick 5682 Jeans with McCalls 6604

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

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Cargo Pant update report

I worked all week on fine tuning my cargo pants.  I kept at the crotch area and finally got it to a point I could live with. I even got out the Katherine Hepburn muslin to compare and was surprised to see a very good similarity between the two. I drafted the waistband facing pieces… Continue reading Cargo Pant update report

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McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants-Entry 9-Pockets

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

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McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants-Entry 7-The Wedge

I think I told you yesterday that I just couldn't sleep since I kept thinking about these alterations that I've been doing to the back pattern piece. I decided to try one more thing and that was to slash open a wedge in the center back. Here's another video... And I sound so weird!  Hee… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants-Entry 7-The Wedge

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McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants-Entry 6-The Bum Adjustment Refined

Friends, my theory tested with mixed results. Just to recap, I had in my head that all I needed to do to correct the backside of my pants at the lower crotch level was to give myself an inch more of crotch room. All I really wanted to do was slide the crotch back about… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants-Entry 6-The Bum Adjustment Refined

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McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 4-The Muslin

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

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McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 1-Design Analysis and Fabric Selection

I'm going to use this McCalls pattern M5633 as the foundation pattern for my cargo pants. This design has a flat front, one dart in the back, slant front pockets, faced waist finish, zipper fly with extension, large size cargo pockets with flaps and tabs to roll up the cuffs.  It's a fairly straightforward and relatively simplistic… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 1-Design Analysis and Fabric Selection

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More cargo pant inspiration

In the last post I was ogling the Maschino Cheap and Chic cargo pants but I wanted to see if I could find a photo of the whole pant.  Unfortunately I really had trouble.  The only style I could find were these lace back cargos from the Fall 2010 collection.  Still cute though, no?  And… Continue reading More cargo pant inspiration