McCall 7726 high waist pant revival

Beautiful day, perfect for my outré spring green pants!

I’ve loved this pattern ever since I first sewed it in February of 2018 (here, and the post has lots of notes on sewing these pants). My favorite style is view D, the wide-legged pants.

Unfortunately for me, I originally sewed a size 12, and it really was too big on me. After cinching my belt for a spell, I donated the first two pairs I made, and I ordered a new pattern last summer. This pair is size 10, and it’s perfect!

Some sewing notes:

  • My fabric is a lovely Kaufman Essex linen in yarn-dyed jungle, actually a mix of yellow and forest green yarns. The Kaufman yarn-dyed linens are spectacular, they have just a bit of weight and crumple, and they do not wrinkle. The content is 55% linen, 45% cotton – so launder at least 2 times before cutting, as with any linen, until the dryer fluff diminishes.
  • Speaking of laundering, I actually sewed these pants, all but the hem, and laundered them again. For a couple reasons: fabric tends to lengthen and stretch out during sewing, and I wanted to give the pants a last chance to shrink before I hemmed them.
  • The pattern has a 6″ hem allowance! I removed 5” from hemline on my tissue, and used a 1.5″ hem.
  • As on previous versions, I drafted a fly shield. Zippers can be so scratchy (my previous post has details on adding the fly shield).
  • I also Added bar tacks on fly, these are not mentioned in pattern.
  • And I used 6 belt carriers instead of the suggested 4, as I like one at center back and just off center front, the latter to keep a belt buckle in place.
  • I think McCalls would have us think this is an ‘easy’ pattern, but I think would be a challenge for beginners – zipper, slant pockets, all those pleats, sizing, fitting…

The details are so pretty – here are a couple closeups of the waist/hip treatment:

Even with the fitted waist, hip, and flare to the legs, the back turned out really well, I’m pleased.


Ciao! Coco

12 thoughts on “McCall 7726 high waist pant revival

  1. These are so eye-catching and sophisticated. I own this pattern but I still haven’t traced it…every time I go to donate my copy a pair like yours pops up! They’re beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful! This look is fabulous on you and I’m jealous of your size 10! Will go in search of this fabric. Recently I softened some upholstery fabric to make some temporary window coverings. I washed it a few times and each time I added some Coca Cola to the wash. Works well to soften and it even changed the color from an off white to a very nice slightly caramel color. I wonder what affect this would have on the Kaufman fabric. Guess I’ll have to give it a try. Happy Sewing!

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  3. You look like an elegant vision! The entire outfit is beautiful, but you are the real star! Love these pants, the color, style, details are a testament to your great talent! Love! Love! Love!

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  4. These pants are fabulous, just fabulous! I guess I am going to have to break down and get some of this fabric. Everyone raves about it, and this color is one of my favorites. Your styling of these pants is very elegant. I am green with envy over your green pants!

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