Thursday, February 23, 2017

McCall's 7445- Wool Twill


Mood Fabrics' Pinstripe wool twill for wide leg cropped pants from McCall's 7445


    Hollywood glam, 1940's style is how I feel wearing these striped crop pants.  I am not that good with the fashion eras but that kept popping into my head when I was taking pictures for this blog post.  I feel quite glamorous wearing this outfit.



 I think it has mostly to do with the fabric, an Italian Wool Pinstriped Wool Twill..

 The Mood  Website defines Wool Twill as "Twill refers to a specific weave that features each weft yarn floating across the warp yarns in a progression of interlacings to the right or left, forming a distinct diagonal line. Wool twill is especially desirable as it is durable and hides stains well making it an ideal choice for workwear. Not only can the number of interlacings be adjusted to create a softer or crisper material, but twill in general remains resistant to wrinkles making it a highly desired material. Wool twill posses all of the natural properties of wool while gaining the desired characteristics of the twill weave." Here are some other choices of Mood Fabrics' Wool Twill


 As I was making these pants, I was amazed how quickly they went together.  The pattern (McCall's 7445)  is a Melissa Watson for Palmer/Pletsch and it is filled with fitting information and fully marked pattern pieces.  After doing measurements again, I went with a 12 in the hips and graded up to a 14 at the waist.   The fit is good  for the most part, just a bit tight at the stomach and that is my fault, lack of exercise of late.  I decided not to make any changes after basting the side seams and went for a walk to start the exercise again!!!  Once back I went to work on the waistband and one last fitting.

Mood Fabrics' Pinstripe wool twill for wide leg cropped pants from McCall's 7445
 

 I did change the pockets a bit, I went with horizontal stripes for the side front (above the pockets).  My thought for this was visual interest and no matching of stripes!  I really like the look of this.
Mood Fabrics' Pinstripe wool twill for wide leg cropped pants from McCall's 7445



    Let's talk about this wool, it is such a nice lightweight wool with a nice drape.  This combination worked beautifully for the cropped pants.  One thing about this pattern, the waist is very high.  After several years of lower cut pants, it felt a bit different wearing these at my natural waist.  I had hesitated making the cropped sweater from this pattern but now I need to find a cute sweater knit to go with my pinstripe pants.  The high waist will make the look very age appropriate for me.
Mood Fabrics' Pinstripe wool twill for wide leg cropped pants from McCall's 7445





      The pattern envelope recommends denim, corduroy and crepe, I am thinking I might need a denim pair.

Mood Fabrics' Pinstripe wool twill for wide leg cropped pants from McCall's 7445



Mood Fabrics' Pinstripe wool twill for wide leg cropped pants from McCall's 7445


 
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15 comments:

  1. These pants look wonderful on you! The look of the shorter pants is definitely growing on me, but I'm afraid that by the time I get the nerve to making a pair, the style will have disappeared.

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    1. Thanks, I was a bit cautious of this style but I love how they turned out.

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  2. Very cute, I love the whole outfit.

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    1. Thanks, the blouse is several years old and Loft brand

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  3. I love those pants!!! You look so good it them!! It makes me want to make a pair, but I have a bit more exercise to do before they look that good on me!!!

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    1. Thanks, they are great pants and hoping I have some places to wear them!

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  4. OH...these look great Lori! You've styled them beautifully with the shoeties/booties, and I agree....I'd love to see them in denim.

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    1. Thanks, Sue, denim might be my next pair, just needs not be too stiff.

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  5. You may "feel" glamorous, for sure you look glamorous! :)
    Very nice! ~Valerie

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    1. Aww, thanks so much.

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  6. Muy bonito.
    Saludos desde España

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  7. What a wonderful outfit!!! They all go together very well and I can see why you want another pair of trousers.

    Can you share the pattern of the blouse please?

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    1. The blouse is RTW - probably 3 years old from Loft.

      Thanks so much.

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  8. Great fit and they work well with the blouse.

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