M6707 Plaid Pants
Posted on Tuesday the 29th January 2019 by That's Sew Amy
Have you ever had grand plans for something, were super excited, have this vision in your head, order all the fabric, get started and it all just goes downhill? Because that was this project.
I saw this amazing pink Plaid Fabric
from Minerva and had my heart set on making a pant suit for work. My problem was thinking that I had the time to deal with a BurdaStyle pattern. Don’t get me wrong, I love Burda but they are not for the faint of heart. I’ve actually made a few of their patterns
with great luck. Not this time. I made 3 muslins of the pants and then just gave up hope. Then I remembered McCall’s 6707 that I’ve made 2 times before
and figured that would be perfect.
The issue with thinking something is going to be perfect, is that it possibly might not be if you’re making a different version of it! The pattern is actually for cropped pants but it’s winter and I figured long pants were a better idea. This was my first mistake. My second mistake is that the other times I’ve made this pattern – I made shorts.
I’ve gained a little weight since I’ve made this pattern, so I sized up and made a 16. Everything was going great until I sewed the waistband on upside-down. Third mistake. I mean, HOW DO YOU DO THAT?! Isn’t it kind of obvious?! Not to me apparently. I ripped it out and tried again but it looked a mess, fourth mistake. I figured who cares because no one is ever going to see it. Then I put the pants on and they looked awful. Funny thing? My husband put them on and they looked AMAZING on him. I like my clothes to be a bit tighter, so I took them in along the legs. Fifth mistake because now I can’t even sit down in them!!! At this point, I didn’t even bother to hem them.
I guess if I only wear these with a shirt covering the waistband and a long shirt – it looks great! Oh well, at least they have pockets. Live and learn!