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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

McCalls 6291

This took a little longer than I thought it would, due mainly to the 8 pockets, six of which had to be flapped, edge stitched,  top stitched and buttonholed. I like the pants, they fit perfectly for what they are, microfiber cargo pants. I wore them on my daily 4-mile walk this morning and they were great; lightweight and comfortable. The only changes I will make when I try them again is to substitute the waistband that Louise Cutting uses on her pants and to try them without the elastic on the cuffs. I will either use elastic cord and cord-stoppers, or probably just hem them and add two buttoned straps to roll them up to crop length. More pictures here.


  1. They look good, Margy! Eight pockets with flaps - yup, that is a lot of work.

    Four miles a day! Good for you!!

  2. OK. I'm officially a fan of your inspirational blog (and some of the new-to-me links on your blog list!, and can't wait for more! It was an absolute delight meeting you today - see you at AIF next year! (if not before) :)

    Grey-haired babes ROCK!

  3. The pants look great! Also, thanks (I think!) for turning me on to Trippen shoes! ~ Peggy

  4. I'm so glad to have found your blog, thanks to Shams. You are just adorable! Fantastic pants!