Handmade Sewing

McCall’s 7547.

I’m a very slow sewist, is that a word? It takes me forever to finish even the simplest pattern. It has taken me over two weeks to finish these flared jeans by Mc Calls 7547 I probably take too many breaks. I like to take my time especially when topstitching is involved.

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I cut a size 12 and graded down to a size 10 for the waist. I shouldn’t have it was almost too small. I also had to do a swayback adjustment on the waistband. The legs didn’t quite look like the picture on the envelope, I had to taper them around my thighs. This pattern calls for a lapped zipper but I accidentally installed an invisible one. Overall these are cute and easy to sew, I might make them again.

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Mc Calls 7547.

Pattern Description: Close fitting jeans and overalls, have a faux fly front, lapped zipper side opening, patch pocket and leg variations.

Pattern Sizing: 6 -14 and 14 – 22.

Difficulty: easy.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, sort of.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked everything.

Fabric Used: Denim.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes!