High Waisted Pants | McCall’s 7547

Hello Sewfriends!

I’m always up for Sew-Alongs when they fit my wardrobe style! This Spring, McCall’s is having a sew-along for McCall’s 7547 which is a Pants|Overalls pattern.  The fabric I worked with is a corduroy with a little bit of stretch. It has been sitting in my stash for the past 5-6 years.

I need some new work trousers so I thought that it was a great timing to start my “Sewing work pants” mission! I opted for the high waisted pants since I already look so young as a 30-something years old woman.

When working with prints, I chose to go for a garment with minimal seams and details. I rather spend time matching my lines or prints than adding pockets and topstitching. This is exactly what I did here. These pants call for a Faux-fly front, patch pockets and carriers. The intention is for these pants to look like jeans. Mine look like classic high waisted trousers which is the look I was going for!


A lot of seamstresses are afraid of sewing pants. The main reason being that fitting pants on a woman is an art!! Theses pants did not fit like this out of the envelop! I chose the size according to the finished measurements and cut a size 8. I had to work on the center back seam to contour my sway back and bubble butt. Also, the crotch length was too long in the front. I had to shave off some length. The pants where not very slim on me. I had to shave off 1.2 cm off the side seam and inseam below the hip line.


Pattern Description: Close-fitting jeans and overalls have faux fly front, lapped zipper side opening, patch pocket and leg variations

Pattern Sizing: Size 6 – 14. I cut a size 8.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it does.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes they were.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I find that the pants are way too high-waisted. There should have been a lower cutting line for the waist.

Fabric Used: Corduroy (I do not know fabric content)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had to adjust at the front crotch, side seam, inseam and center back seam. I left out all topstitching and pockets.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would make the overall (short version) for summer. I would make others pants using different printed fabrics.

Conclusion: I love these pants! If you have not made pants before, this is a great place to start!

Did you join the McCall’s sew-along? I’d love to see your work! Let me know if you did down below!

Talk to you soon!

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  1. Manfred

    I really love those pants and seeing them on you! You look great my dear!

  2. Myra

    Love these pants! Hey are adorlw on you and the fabric is awesome!

  3. Sarah

    Your pants look fantastic! I am not doing the sewalong since I seem to rarely get sewing time these days, but I am trying to work up the nerve to tackle a pair of trousers this spring.

    • judithdee

      Hi Sarah! Than you 🙂 After working on those pants and seeing other versions from the sewalong, I am convinced it is a perfect pattern to dive into pants sewing. If you don’t want to fuss about fitting tapered legs, just start with the flared pants legs. Give it a try and let me know!

  4. Cindy S.

    They look great on you! The fit and pattern matching look perfect.

  5. Octavia

    Another wonderful garment. The fit is on point. The choice not to put in pockets was excellent. They look classic and stylish.

    • judithdee

      Thank you Octavia! I need to make more pairs of these pants! I may even consider trying the overall look. I’ve seen some gorgeous versions on the McCall’s sewalong facebook group!

  6. Faye Lewis

    Excellent fit Judith!

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