I’ve always wanted a pair of red slacks so when I found this McCalls pattern in my size it was like fate.


This was my first attempt at making trousers and I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out!

More details can be found on the blog.


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EmSewCrazy October 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Ooh I’m so impressed. These look great on you. Did you have to take in the legs at all? My 60′s pant attempt ended up HUGE and I am still working on downsizing them to fit me.


Sarah October 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Thank you! Yes I had to take the inside leg seam in by about 1.5″ to get them to fit.


Sarah October 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm

They look amazing! I’m hoping to face my fears and sew some pants this fall/winter, and was going to make a more forties style, but these make me wonder if I should try a fifties pattern instead.


Sarah October 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Thank you :) I’d love to make some 40s ones, I have a few repro pairs that I wear for dancing and they are so comfortable!


caroline October 7, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Love them, love your blog!


Anonymous October 8, 2013 at 12:24 am

The coolest


Sewingthe60s October 8, 2013 at 4:50 am

this deserves two comments i love them so much! haha


Vix October 8, 2013 at 5:02 am

They are awesome, an absolutely perfect fit! x


Ange October 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing I have made a pair of pants from a very similar pattern, and had the wow-wide-leg feeling, so plan to make another pair but take them in. So, good to hear your adjustment to the leg.

Also the inside finish on your blog post, looks tidy – I love to see how other sewers finish the insides of their garments.


Marie October 9, 2013 at 6:20 pm

This is your first attempt at trouser-making?!? Wow! These look absolutely fantastic on you!


missmel October 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm

so fabulously fifties- perfect colour and fit! :) well done!


Carolyn October 20, 2013 at 10:17 am

Those are so cute and awesome! I love the look of red pants! I actually have that pattern myself, but have only used it for shorts so far. I don’t have good pants legs (doesn’t that sound ridiculous), but I hope to one day give the pants version of this pattern a try (which will probably mean at least half a dozen tries before getting something I think looks tolerable)
Thanks so much for sharing these!


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