Overalls that fit like a glove!


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.

M7547, I used this pattern for the leg with.

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.


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