Pattern Review · Sewing

Pattern Review of McCall’s M6514

worldpeacepants2  I decided I wanted to bring a couple of my posts from my old blog on to this one.  If you don’t already know, I love to sew.  I am a beginner; I started taking classes last year.  But I have also sewn things such as purses and stuffed animals before I learned how to really use my machine.  Taking the classes made a world of difference.  I am all for using tutorials and learning how to do things for free through the World Wide Web.  However, the classes gave me a good foundation.  It’s hard to start when you don’t know what to look for because you don’t know the terminology.  I had a good teacher and will be taking a class on sewing with knits in February.  I read lots of sewing books as well.  The library is a wonderful thing.  And I always look for used sewing books and magazines at the thrift store.  So you can expect to see more posts on my sewing journey.  Enjoy my review for McCall’s M6514 pattern.

I recently made a pair of pants that I like to call my World Peace Pants.  Here are my thoughts on the pattern…

Pattern Description:
Misses’ pants. View A: Very loose fitting through hips with side front pockets, elastic back, front pleats, front waistband and narrow hem.

Pattern Sizing:

size 18

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it did. I wanted less ease in my pants so I went two sizes smaller than my regular pattern size.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes they were.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
There was nothing I disliked. I liked that it was easy to understand.

Fabric Used:

Cotton woven, medium weight.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I did not make any pattern alterations or design changes. However, I did go two sizes down because I did not want as much ease as my pattern size allowed.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, I would. I actually plan to do view D in the near future.


Very easy, very fun. These are my favorite pants so far!



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