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Doubleknit Wool Pants & McCall’s 6607

I got the bright idea to wash my doubleknit pants to see if they fit better.

The draft was right; the alterations, correctly done. So, maybe they were just stretched out from handling? I’d say they were.

pant front pant back

I should flare out the boot cut a bit more in the next pair. You can see the shadow of the boot top. Maybe a retro-fitted lining would fix that, too. I’m probably not going to obsess over it, though almost all the problems with these pants would be more professionally fixed by a lining.

boot shadow

So, here’s the latest tunic: McCall’s 6607 I made view C

front back

I love the rayon fabric I used from GorgeousFabrics.com.

I originally wrote that this was not quite the correct pattern for it. The fabric had a stiff hand and stood away from the body more than I expected. Edited: I realized that I had only washed a test swatch, not the whole yardage. After this photo shoot and blog report, I washed the new tunic and now is has it’s lovely rayon-y drape and works just fine in this style. Mystery solved!

Dave came home just in time to help me take a few photos. “Honey, you’ll tell me if something doesn’t look good, right?” No, I am NOT expecting a child in 2 months, K???

Honey, tell me...

And of course the dog helped, too

back2

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This is an incredibly fast and simple pattern to sew up. It does need a super drapey, but not clingy, fabric, tho.

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About Mary Beth

I am fascinated by changing patterns and colored threads. I sew garments and am teaching myself to machine knit. Since selling the building that housed my workrooms, The Stitchery, I'm searching for a place to set up the knitting machines again. There must be room here somewhere!

5 responses »

  1. That’s a great fitting pant Mary Beth. Love your tunic too,

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  2. You look fabulous in those! And I love the fact that Gaely Golightly is photobombing you! 🙂

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  3. Just like ShrinkyDinks! Who knew?

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  4. Pingback: Vogue 8757 Wool Doubleknit Pant « The Stitchery

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