McCall’s M7364 – A simple sewing pattern!

I’ve always got an eye out for border print fabric and when I saw this 100% cotton denim – EMBROIDERED – I could not resist!  I bought enough for a pair of casual summer pants and a summer top.  It has been quite hot here lately (but unfortunately smokey from forest fires) so I am craving new summer clothes.  I figure by the time I finish these two garments it will be raining?

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

I thought I would try McCall’s M7364, view D without the ties at the bottom – a “Learn to Sew for Fun” pattern.  Last time I tried a “Learn to Sew for Fun” pattern it was a cardigan and I didn’t like it.  You can take a look at it here.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

I made a slight change to this pattern.  There were side seams and inner leg seams.  I couldn’t bear to break up the embroidery with a side seam so I cut each leg in one piece.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

I lay both front and back pieces together and cut them as one piece. (These pattern pieces need ironing!)

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Then I flipped the first leg piece over and cut the second leg.

There was quite a bit of fraying with this fabric so I thought I would try some french seams around the crotch.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Sew the wrong sides together.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Turn the garment right sides together and press and sew again.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Both seams sewn.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Happiness!

For the inner leg seams, I wanted to carefully match the embroidery pattern, so I basted, sewed and zig zagged these seams carefully!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Mighty fine matching for an inner leg seam!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

I got really lazy and zig zagged and sewed the hems up.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Sewed the waist band casing for the drawstring and I was almost done!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

I am much happier with this “Learn to Sew for Fun” pattern than the last one I did.  Perfectly colourful and lightweight pants for our hot summer weather!  Next week, hopefully the top will be finished too!

I just had to show you this one – my outtake – this happens all the time when I hurry to set up my camera, tripod and timer! … Nice tree!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Have you got a “simple” sewing pattern that you like to use?

Happy Sewing!

STASH BUSTING WITH THIS PROJECT?  Nothing!  I purchased 3 metres of this fabric adding to the stash, but I used 1.6 m for these pants and have already cut 1.4 m to make a top, so there is still 130.2 metres left in the inventory, I guess!

28 thoughts on “McCall’s M7364 – A simple sewing pattern!

  1. jvandervlugt says:

    Your summer pants look great on you. I have to say I have 2 pairs of these 3/4 length pants for summer and I wish I had 3 more pairs! They are the best. Have a good weekend.

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  2. Rose says:

    Beautiful pants. I love the embroidery and “wow” great matching. On another topic, I am the test pilot for your new bags. You gave me the “portrait” style bag to try out and it is fantastic. As I mentioned you could probably put in another couple of credit card slots (we can all use another credit card) or 2) by moving them closer together. Other than that I have not found one problem with the bag. I am loving it.

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