Ladies who have rediscovered sewing in order to provide stylish and well-fitting clothes for their children. As our kids are growing up, they are not yet physically ready or mature enough for adult clothes, and thus adult patterns. So we are in search of fun, functional, and fashionable pre-teen patterns to share with you. Our primary goal is to assist in making sewing for tweens a fun experience for the sewer and the model!
I have previously reviewed M6689 using view C as a dress (HERE) and now I thought I would do a review of the pants; view E. I sewed them as shorts, but the only modification I made was the length.
I loved the pattern as a dress and I am sure I would like the view as a top since it really is the same but shorter. But I was not as happy with the pants. They did come together well and the fly zipper did not use my favorite construction techniques (I am a complete fan of the way Burdastyle constructs their zippers) but it turned out fine.
But, as I have found frequently with the McCalls pants patterns, there was way too much ease. I slimmed them down two sizes. And by this I mean my daughter by height wears a size 12 but I cut the width of a size 8 in order to tailor it to her. Normally, this is enough to not make a good fit.
I did use some different fabrics and decorative stitches to jazz up these standard jean shorts.
I give these shorts only (3) bolts. The fly is pretty nice and the pattern was straight forward, but the fit really was not that great. And, look at how these pants look when she pulled them up; the high waist is not in line with today's trends.