I’ve been eyeing McCall’s Pattern M7626 for a while now. View D just kept grabbing my eye. I found this fabric on clearance at Joann Fabrics and I thought they were a match made in heaven.
I assembled the whole thing but came to the conclusion that I just don’t love the elephant style pants. They aren’t flattering on me, and I was becoming convinced that if I finished these overalls as they were designed I wouldn’t like them and I wouldn’t wear them. So, I grabbed the seam ripper and tore apart the entire bottom. I loved the way M7547 fit through the legs so I grabbed that pattern, laid it on top of my already cut leg pieces and trimmed away.
I added three inches to the bottom since my experience with M7547 taught me 1 inch wasn’t nearly enough but I ended up trimming it all away in the end because M7626 doesn’t need it. I do wish I’d added an inch to the band around the waist or just took smaller seam allowances. This fits like a glove and I wish I had a tiny bit more room.
This was a fun but challenging make. I kept putting it off because I was afraid it would be a total fail. I wasn’t thrilled to rip apart the entire bottom to properly cut it down, but it was more than worth it.