Review: McCall's 6515 | Striped Palazzo Pants!

12:00 AM

Wide-legged pants are back.  And I really like this pair.
McCall's 6515 is a great pattern to interpret this trend.  
I cut the size 14 and lengthened by 3 inches because I plan to only wear these pants with flat sandals.  It was really easy because there is only the front, back, waist bands and it has an invisible side zipper.  I probably cut, altered the pattern and sewed these up in less than 2 hours.
The pattern suggest a narrow hem.  And since I used this lightweight, drapey poly crepe (I *think* I bought this fabric from Hancock Fabrics.) -- the narrow hem was sufficient.  These type of pants are meant to "flow".  If I chosed a woven (or even a fabric like a ponte), I would go with a wider hem.  I think this is a great pattern if you're on the palazzo pants wagon this season.  And I also think that view A, would sew up beautifully in a ponte or a double knit.



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  1. I never got off the palazzo pants wagon. :o) Granted, I wear more the retro styled palazzo pant, not the casual knit palazzo of a few years back. You know the black ones that everybody had? :o) Your striped ones would be right at home in my wardrobe!

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    1. Yes, everyone wore the crepe flowy drapey black ones! Thanks DressUpNotDown!

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  2. I have this pattern, which view is this?

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  3. I really love the pants and the look. I need a couple more pare in my wardrobe. Thanks Erica.

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  4. You will get a lot of mileage out of those pants. The colors you can pair with them are limitless! Another great classic Ms Erica!

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    1. I know and I can't wait! Thanks M. Inez!

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  5. Do you think this pattern is friendly to larger hips and thighs? Or would it need to be altered? I love the pants, but I am not that great at altering patterns for my body shape.

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    1. Considering I have plenty of hips and thighs, I'm going say YES!

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  6. I am loving the referee stripe pants. They are rampant in New York. The pants look great on you.

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  7. I love these Erica! I may have to get this pattern soon..

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    1. You should. It has 3 different views. So worth having! Thanks Candice!

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  8. Fabulous pants, I admire your style and all the garments you creat.

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  9. Love these pants! Luckily I have this pattern and seeing yours is motivation to put it on my short list.

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  10. Gorgeous and they look extremely comfy. Low key wow factor.

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  11. GREAT choice of fabric! This pattern is near the top of my summer sewing queue and definitely one of the next ones I tackle once I find the perfect flowing fabric.

    Question... do you lengthen all 3 inches in the leg or do you also add to the rise? I'm 5'11" and most RTW pants feel short in the rise on me so I usually want to lengthen my rise an inch and around 2 inches in the leg area. Thoughts?

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    1. These pants have a very high rise. They're practically high-waisted. So, no. But you'll have to make that judgement call on your own by measuring your crotch area versus the pattern pieces. Thanks!

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    2. Thank you! I just got some amazing floral silk crepe de chine for version D.

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  12. I love the fabric choice for these pants! It makes me want to make a pair for myself.

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  13. Totally love this combo Erica! I discovered your blog via typing the Nation of Slobs, love your blog!

    xox,

    ML

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  14. You are such an inspiration. I have already made view B. I plan to do view C. Thanks for sharing the beautiful work you do.

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