Friday, April 27, 2012

2 Legit 2 Legit to Quit

It's Hammertime....2012 style...

I've been wanting McCall's 6514 for some time now, and bought it at the Joann's sale.    I can't get motivated to start working on my own slopers again.  I would love to design my own clothes, but right now I just want to sew and make things, so commercial patterns it is.

I cut a size 8 (ViewA- girl in the hat) and made no adjustments at all though I should have shortened the legs about 3 inches before I did any cutting.  I planned for them to be a wearable muslin...lounge pants really. And I used a very drapey gabardine that I picked up at the swapmeet for $1.50/yd.  It only took a few hours to construct them, and once I tried them on I realized I needed to narrow the leg a more and take in the crotch a bit too.  I only narrowed the outseam, because I was too lazy to pick the already overlocked and topstitched seams of the inseam and crotch.  Oh well, like I said, they are a wearable muslin.  And man...they are comfortable!

I really like the pleating on the front, but I think the elastic on the back makes my butt look long and saggy.  :(  I don't know, they are kinda cute in a weird hammer pants kind of way.  If I ever make them again, I'll definitely narrow the legs on the pattern itself and adjust the crotch for a better fit.  I do want to make the wide leg version also pictured in a nice jersey.

pocket and pleat detail.

I can't decide if these pants are Awesome or Awful?  Any opinions?

Review here.

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  1. I think they pretty awesome with the shell top. Love the wide leg version in the pattern, but you'd need very drapey fabric to carry them off.

    1. Thanks Gail! I think I'm going to make the wide leg version in a jersey.

  2. They're awesome, and perfectly matched with the bright-colored top. Love love. Definitely inspires me to try pants.

    1. Thanks for the comment! I hope you do try pants!

  3. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Those look comfortable and stylish at the same time. I would wear the heck out of them.

  4. I think they are really stylish. I am thinking about trying them myself.