This fabric is surprising. I chose it for it’s color, beefy weight and knit type fabric. It is a cotton-poly double knit.
It is comfortable but in retrospect, I wish I’d chose a Yoga Pant pattern instead of the more fitted McCall’s 6440. I planned to fit it more closely…
…. until I realized that the fabric was clinging despite having a beefy hand.
Fortunately, most of the issues (pantie line, belly bulge) will be covered up because I always wear tops untucked.
I wrote almost done, because I really need to lift these wrinkles out of there. I’m not entirely sure of their cause so I won’t be altering the pattern. The back-thigh wrinkles are an issue I have frequently and with most pant patterns. My “wearable” muslin pair, hinted at the issue forming. I made a drastic change since the muslin. The muslin was cut 18 width and 14 length. I’m short but a little on the wide side. I over estimated my width and spent lots of time removing 4 inches of ease. On this pair I cut a 14 length and a 14 width for the front. I cut the back a 16 width. Initially I was concerned that I would need a 16 length in the back, at least where the pant joins the waistband. The alteration for a big butt is similar to the full bust adjustment (FBA). You have a larger ball and need more width plus length to cover the bigger ball (or balls in my case). I opted to keep the 14 length for this pair because I was using a knit.
I have to say, I do like this pattern. I believe it is designed for knits, but could easily work with many wovens. Despite McCall’s advertisement, I do not think it is a skinny pant. I’ve usually cut a 14 and use 3/8 seam allowances. I had to use a 5/8″ seam allowance and I think there is still too much ease.
ETA on my next pair I will cut a size 14 everywhere except the back crotch. I think the 16 crotch is right for me and that will be the next configuration that I try. Got to get the rest of the Winter 6PAC done first.