Friday, July 18, 2008

New Pants

This past two weeks, I've been sewing pants. Having lost close to 90 pounds, I found myself in need of some clothing that fit my new smaller size. I chose the Palmer-Pletsch pattern McCall's #4007 which is a basic straight leg elastic waist pants. My fabric is a chocolate brown gabardine rayon from Hancock Fabrics. I read thru the directions and thought I didn't need to adjust. Come to find out, I need about 2 more inches in length as they stop at the middle of my ankle and not the top of the shoe. They will work with sandals for summer but am unsure how they will look with my loafers. I applied my usual elastic waist treatment of sewing the elastic in the round and then using a triple zig-zag stitch as I folded over the fabric to form a casing. All in all, I'm pleased with how they look and the fit is good. What is your favorite pant pattern?


Kaitlin said...

Hey Marty! Welcome to the "blogosphere" - I'll look forward to reading your posts! :) I've liked the few pants patterns that I've tried so far, but haven't found the "perfect" one just yet. I'm looking forward to trying Vogue 7881 from Claire Schaeffer.

Pat Marie said...

I found the same with the pants length. I do love the way the pants fit in the thighs. Pictures Marty? Where are your pictures?

Pat Marie