McCalls 6328 — For the Supremely Confident
So, I finished McCalls 6328, View C (which I made without the tie belt). I had just enough of this lightweight denim to make the pattern work, although I had to cut the yoke lining on the crossgrain.
Please disregard the messy bathroom! Anyhow, I cut out a size 14 although I really could have done with a 12 (which is why the sides are wonky, I had to take them in about an inch). You can’t really see the circle detail on the side because I did the shorts all in the same fabric with same color topstitching. I also didn’t follow the instructions on how to put in the circle detail since I knew I would have to take in the sides. Anyhow, this is a very well-drafted, very well-fitting pair of shorts. I hardly had to adjust them at all, aside from being a bit big. They really need to be in a softer fabric also, but that’s for next time. Other things I will change next time:
1) The back zipper is set pretty low if you go by the pattern instructions. I need to move it up about 1/2 an inch.
2) These shorts are SHORT. I would feel better if they were another two inches longer.
3) I want to add the flounce detailing in the pattern because it accentuates the side cut-outs.
If you need further proof of how short these are, look at the side view:
They also flare out quite a bit at the sides and back. You have to be pretty confident about your legs to wear these (I’m not, but the heck with it). Anyway, I’d recommend the pattern with the understanding that it runs about one size large, and people who are not teenagers anymore might want to lengthen it a couple of inches or so.