DIY Pleated Pants | McCall M7726

Of the patterns that I mentioned in my April/May plans, I was able to close out the month with McCall's M7726 pants pattern in View B.

When I originally decided to sew this pattern, I planned to sew view C. This is the capri length version of the pattern; however, after seeing other makes of this pattern, I decided to go with the longer, view B option. Fortunately, I purchased extra material in anticipation of having to make a full butt adjustment. But, after reading Brittany J Jones' review, where she mentioned not making adjustments, I decided to just use the extra fabric for the additional length.

The fabric used is light wash stretch denim from Joann. I styled these pants with an old (and needs to be replaced 😬) skinny belt, tee from from H&M, and my fave Jessica Simpson pumps.

Pattern Description: 
Pleated shorts & pants with sash. I chose View B

Pattern Sizing:
I cut a size 16 with no adjustments

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes! However, I did cuff my pants as oppose to finishing them as instructed. I also did not use a sash, but a skinny belt.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I thought that the instructions weren't very clear. I found myself having to re-read several times to make sense of what was being said. I eventually ended up just following the pictures, for the most part. I definitely feel that it can be worded better.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Nothing outside of clarifying the instructions a bit more

Fabric Used:
Stretch denim fabric from Joann

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None outside of cuffing the pant legs

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! I would recommend this pattern to those who are advanced beginners or intermediate. It does require a fly-front zipper installation and topstitching.

Overall, this was a quick make that only took a few hours. It's definitely something that I'd sew again and would recommend to anyone looking for some quick, comfortable pants to make.



  1. Nice job!! Did you find the pattern had a lot of ease? I attempted to make version C according to my measurements but they were way too big. Any thoughts you can provide will be greatly appreciate.

    1. There is some ease. Another blogger made these in her "normal" size and found them to be too big. I didn't size down, as I needed the extra ease to avoid a full butt adjustment :)

  2. Thank you so much! I was definitely going to make these but have been a little intimidated. They look great!


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