Friday, May 24, 2019

McCall's 9293 Pants for Zara

Now for something completely different.
Animal prints never really go out of style.
Image from Pinterest.
Zara sent me the above picture from Pinterest.
Now I had picked up some drape-y rayon from this seller on eBay that I thought would work well.

Zara chose this pattern.
I have no idea where this one came from, possibly a bundle off of eBay.
It was pre-cut to a size medium but it seemed to have a lot of ease.
Image from A. Clore Interiors, article below. 
I can't decide whether it is jaguar or leopard print.
I am leaning towards jaguar.
An interesting article here explains it well.
The pants have an elastic back with ties at the front.
The ties are finished with a narrow double hem.
Zara was in town so I guess-timated the elastic length knowing I could alter it if needed.
It was spot on!
I think Zara looks fabulous in them.
Very cool.
~My Verdict~
Another surprising pattern choice by my girls.
I would have overlooked this one, too 90's for my tastes.
Zara looks great and I have a go-to pattern, I can sew up for her, even when she is not available for a fitting.
The fabric was really nice and had gorgeous drape.
The double hem was a little fiddly, the fabric didn't take a pressed hem but with the aid of clover clips, it was do-able.
I did shorten the pattern, by a few inches, at the lengthen/ shorten line.
~Zara's Verdict~
Thes pants are absolutely insane, I cannot get over how groovy they make me feel yet they are so, so comfortable.
I wore them to Uni and someone said, 'Wow, you get dressed up for Uni, I just like being comfortable', I told them how wrong they were!
Mum actually made these without me being home. How amazing is that? One waist measurement and she was ready to go!
So cute!
With the left over jaguar print, Zara has asked me to make her dress  like this.
If anyone knows of a pattern, please let me know?
Thank you for reading.... xx N