McCall's 7726 - Paperbag Waist Shorts!

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McCall's 7726 | Paperbag Waist Shorts -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I'm finally getting around to making the pattern that will probably be one of the best sellers of the year: McCall's 7726.
McCall's 7726 | Paperbag Waist Shorts -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I made view A, the shorts. I've grown to love this high-waist style because it just works for me. I cut the size 14 at the waist grading to a 16 at the hip. 
McCall's 7726 | Paperbag Waist Shorts -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
My fabric is Olive Medium Weight 100% Linen from Mood Fabrics.com.
McCall's 7726 | Paperbag Waist Shorts -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Even though the instructions did not recommend, I used interfacing in the waist.
McCall's 7726 | Paperbag Waist Shorts -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I interfaced the side front, front (along with the zipper area) and the back. I cut my interfacing ½" passed the fold lines.
McCall's 7726 | Paperbag Waist Shorts -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
My waist needs structure. These are high-waist and they need to hold everything in and not roll when I'm sitting.
McCall's 7726 | Paperbag Waist Shorts -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Even though I would never think of pleated pants being a mainstay in my wheelhouse, I really like these.
McCall's 7726 | Paperbag Waist Shorts -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I wasn't sure if I would and that's why I used leftover fabric. I'd previously made Mikaela a pair of view B in this same fabric. So, if had not liked these, I wouldn't have been torn up over it.
McCall's 7726 | Paperbag Waist Shorts -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
But I do love them. I absolutely adore them and I can't wait to make another pair.

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16 comments

  1. These look amazing on you!!! I love them.

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  2. I really like the top. I'm a woman of a certain age so I don't know if I'll be wearing shorts with heels any time soon. But YOU look marvelous!

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    1. I'm 1 yr and 5 months from my 50th birthday. I'm wearing shorts until these legs fall off! Thanks Nylse!

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    2. Love this response!!!

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    3. Thank you Marvita!

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  3. The shorts look fabulous on you and are beautifully made. I smiled when I saw how well you finished the inside. I am WAY past an age of wearing shorts at 71 (but you keep doing it because you look great) but i truly love that blouse. Would you share the pattern company and number please if it is one you made? Gorgeous seaming.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! It’s from https://www.trendpatterns.co.uk/shop/aw16oversized-sleeve-top-1

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    2. Thank you so much!

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    3. You’re welcome!

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  4. Those shorts are too cute!! Wonderful work as usual! You are awesome btw! I am loving this outfit on you!! You continue to motivate me, thank you and many blessings for you and your family! Keep up the good work!

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  5. I just picked this pattern up, too, and I cannot wait to cut into it!

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    1. I can’t wait to make them again.

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  6. These look absolutely wonderful!

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