These pants were one of the first items I sewed when I returned to sewing this past June after my major surgery. At the time I was still suffering from severe joint pain (which had not yet been diagnosed) and the sewing was very therapeutic for me. It took me a long time to sew things, but it helped me feel "normal".
I choose the pattern because I thought the flounces along the lower sides and hem were fun, but the main reason was because they had a flat front with an elastic waist back. At the time I still didn't have enough strength or dexterity to use zippers or buttons. In fact, even pulling up the partial elastic waist pants was more of a struggle than I anticipated.
McCall's 7786, which features four different looks. Each view has side pockets, a flat front, elastic waist back, and wide legs.
Fabric Mart Fabrics about a year or two ago. I don't recall for sure. Do any of you remember when Fabric Mart Fabrics bought out a lot of the Craftsy fabric stock and had deep discounts on the pre-cuts? This was one of those fabrics. I believe it's a crepe and it has a wonderful drape. Perfect for these pants.
As sewers we tend to get a bit excited when pockets are included in the designs we sew. If you're one of them you'll be pleased to know there are pockets included. I was even able to match the stripe.
I took this photo soon after sewing the pants.
Ogden Cami thinking I would wear them together. Yeah, no. It looks like fancy prison outfit with those black and cream stripes, LOL. And trust me when I tell you it looks 100 times better on my dress form than on me.
I wore these to church this past Sunday with wedge heels! I'm excited about that because it is the first time I wore a heel or wedge for more than just taking a photo for this blog! I am all about celebrating my small successes in my healing process, and this is one of them.
As I mentioned earlier, I like these enough that I plan on
sewing a lightweight denim pair that I can wear as we transition into
cooler fall temps.
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