McCall's 8098. It was a spring 2020 release, and a pattern I purchased online, on sale for $3.99, right before the warehouse shut down.
That sale may have been the last of the $3.99 pattern sales from the McCall's website, as the "sale" they had over the Memorial weekend was buy two get one free. I love these pants, but if I had taken advantage of that last "sale", this pattern would have cost me about $9. No thanks. I think after years of offering $3.99 ($6.99 for Vogue) pattern sales it will take a long time to retrain people (in the U.S. anyway) to think that buy two get one is a good deal.
Fortunately I have a lot of patterns, after all I've been sewing for many, many years. And yes, I could have figured out how to make these pants from an elastic waist pants pattern. Which is something I may need to do in the future when I see a new pattern release I like.
Here's the pattern cover.
I purchased the fabric from SuperTextiles. It is a fabric store located in Dallas, but it was one of the stores damaged by the tornado that touched down in fall 2019. I had not yet had a chance to visit the fabric district in Dallas (before the tornado hit) and it sounds as if most of those fabric stores will not reopen again. That's why I was happy to find them now selling on Etsy!
The pattern suggests crepes, gauze, challis and stable knits. The pants do need lightweight fabric due to the gathers and the elastic waist. My fabric was described as stretch crepe. It's fairly light weight but I didn't notice a stretch. The "gingham" checks are not exactly lined up and the three colors are printed in a wide stripe pattern.
I tried taking pics in the grass in our backyard - wearing sandals - but something started biting me! It wasn't red ants, and I couldn't see what it was, so I think my blog posts will have me standing on the concrete in front of the garage for now!
And this pic is me looking to see what is biting my ankles. I'm posting it because it'll remind me what my hair looked like after no color or cut for six months.