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McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants – Finish

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

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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 10-WE HAVE PANTS!

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!

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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 5-The Bum Adjustment

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

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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-Part 3-Hip Line Alteration

I left off yesterday telling you all how I did my waist alteration so today I thought I'd finish up with the hip alteration. Measuring down 9" from the waist I mark a perpendicular line (90 degrees) to the grainline.  The 9" mark was how far down from my waist the fullest part of my… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Part 3-Hip Line Alteration