Happy FRIDAY! It is super hot in the Chicago land area. I'm talking upper nineties, feeling like 105 degrees and very sticky. I think I'll spend a little time sewing this weekend.
Today, I'm reviewing McCall 7483 (pants); also I'm wearing my new Burda flounce top 6428. NOTE: I used steam a seam on the hem of my top. It created puckering all the way around. I hate that. I'm going to try to correct it. Wish me luck.
I used a light weight polyester suiting that was gifted to me some time ago. It has a crisp hand and stands slightly away from the body. It's charcoal in color. Good to wear in the fall and cooler spring/summer days.
The instructions were pretty typical of the big four. And I didn't see anything confusing or difficult in them. The construction was easy enough for a beginner to sew.
I only made very minor changes: lengthen them about for inches and shorten the front pant about 1.5 inches at center front and tapering to 0 at the side seam.
I could have added maybe .5 inch to the center back and added a bit to the hook of the crotch. If I make them again, I will. Another change I'll make to this pair is to sew the pleats together through the mid hip area. I don't like the way they open. It's not neat to me. That's my only dislike about how they turned out.
I can't say that I will make these again for myself. But that remains to be seen. ;-)
These are a basic pants with a pleated front that all level sewists can make. If this is a style that you like, I recommend that you give them a try. Make a muslin first to make sure the fit is right.
Have a great weekend and happy sewing!