Sunday, June 28, 2009

McCall 5858

It's HAMMER time!! hahaha..one of my girlfriends HATES the new fad of the infamous Hammer pants that are back in style. I told her I was going to make some just to get on her nerves. I self drafted a plain tube top with two rows of elastic to wear with them.









Fabric used: Teal Rayon Challis...the fabric was easy to work with but I don't like how it gets really wrinkled fairly quick. I ironed the pants several times and even put some starch on them to try and combat the wrinkles but it just must be the fabric.

Complexity of pattern: Beginner to Intermediate..I had no issues with this pattern. Very easy construction. I like the back zipper. There are pleats in the front and the back.

How long did it take to complete: 3 1/2 hours including top.

Overall Review: I like this pattern! I think they look really good on me hahaha..they weren't as "hammerish" as some of the ones I have seen in magazines and on the Internet. I wore them to have lunch with a few friends and I received several compliments. I may make these again in the long version if I can find some fabric that drapes the same way but doesn't get so wrinkled.

9 comments:

gwensews said...

I think they look good on you also! If I were young and slender I would wear it. Cute outfit.

gold said...

They good on you! I like the top you made to wear with them!

Sew-Ann said...

Well this turned out good!! They don't look like hammer pants the way you worked the garment and outfit itself. The pattern picture looks uhhh...no.

Tanya said...

That is hysterical. My DD is an
80's baby and she has a ton of hammer pants patterns, I remember making her several pairs and she loved them but I can't talk her into wearing any now, yours look great, love it with the tube top.

Erica B. said...

This looks like the Hammer/Harem jumpsuits that are so popular right now. Very trendy!

knitmachinequeen said...

You look great. I used to wear those all the time. I don't think I have the nerve to do it now!

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Love it. The colour, the style looks great on you. You've inspired me to sew this pattern.
Angela

Me! said...

I am so glad to see your review. This outfit looks fabulous on you!

ooh!WEE Boutique said...

I would have never thought they would come back! But your look great! maybe it's that TDF color! your set looks amazing!!