Chambray Capris with McCalls 7726


It's been a hot minute since I've posted on here, the summer sure did fly by! While I didn't make that many new makes, I was able to motivate myself to finish projects that had been sitting on my sewing table that were already cut out. One of these was the high waisted pants/short pattern McCalls 7726.
This was one popular item throughout the year. I was inspired by Emily Hallman's chic version HERE, and Brittany J. Jones' cute Valentine's version HERE also pushed me to make these fun pants.

Since I planned to sew these at the beginning of the summer, I wanted to make a lightweight version. I found this airy light blue chambray from Hobby Lobby. As I was starting to sew this together, I realized it required a zipper fly...sewing stalled! Don't you hate that! Anyway, off to the fabric store, got my zipper and eventually continued. At this point, I was stuck and wasn't quite understanding the instructions. So I did some research online and luckily came across Brittany's sew-along video for this pattern on YouTube. Thank goodness for her! And away I went to complete these pants, finally. Here are more details about how these came together:

View: I cut view C in size 12.

Difficulty: This pattern wasn't too difficult. Like I said above, I had to reference a video to help me get through the zipper part. Other than that, I didn't need any help.

Alterations: The only change I made was to the pleats. This size ended up being pretty snug, so I let out all of the pleats by 1/4 inch.

Recommend: Yes, this is a great project for an advanced beginner. This will give you the practice to sew in a zipper, pleats, pockets and belt loops.

Make again?: Yes! I've already cut out fabric for View B to wear this fall/winter. I'll definitely be sharing here!

I like to style these capris with a fitted tank or sleeveless top, just to show off its paper bag style. I think wearing with a higher shoe helps to elongate the leg while not looking too frumpy.

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